1. Topic-
International Education
2. Content-
Commonalties and differences in international educational systems, Problems underdeveloped countries face, Reforms needed and achieved.
Key Terms: bipartite system, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement(IEA), Third International Mathematics and Science Study(TIMSS), brain drain, effective schools.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.All students will be able to pass a written test over the material.
2.All students will be able to openly discuss their views of the issues stated.
3.The students should show some interest in the problems faced and reforms being made in certain countries.
4. Objectives-
1.The student will be able to identify three areas of similarities and three areas of differences among educational systems throughout the world.
2.The student will be able to effectively argue for and against the establishment of a National Curriculum.
3.The student will be able to differentiate between centralized and decentralized decision making.
5. Materials and Aids-
Book:Foundations of Education
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Educational systems in various countries have many similarities as well as many differences. Their success or failure depends on the resources and attention paid to their respective systems. We will be learning about how the United States compares to other countries as well as how to improve education not only in the U.S. , but in developing countries as well.

B. Development-


C. Practice-

1.Answer the focus questions on page 470 in your book.
2.Pair up and debate the establishment of a national curriculum.
3.Write out the key terms with their definitions.

D. Independent Practice-

Create Flashcards to study the areas of similarities and differences among educational systems of the world. (Shown on page 471)

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

For the students that seem to be having trouble, there will be a study group after class.

F. Checking for understanding-

There will be a test over this material.

G. Closure-

As we have seen, there are growing similarities among different educational systems around the world. We still need to be aware of the differences and reforms around us. We can always learn something by observing what is working and what is not in other countries. We need to be sensitive to the needs of foreign students that we may have in the future.

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