Do you want your students to learn about issues of international hunger and poverty? Do you wish there were more resources available for students to learn about international development issues, especially the root causes of hunger, in an age appropriate, sensitive, and empowering manner?
The Teachers Center for Global Studies has been contracted by Action Against Hunger, an international nonprofit organization engaged in hunger relief worldwide, to work on a US AID funded educational project on world hunger. We need at least 100 volunteer teachers willing to do four things.
First, each participant will take a short survey which will gauge his or her attitude and perspectives on issues related to world hunger and international development. Next, the participant will listen to an 8-part series of interviews (each a half hour in length) that will explore these issues in depth through the perspectives of experts and individuals with personal experiences. The participant will then take a short survey to measure how his or her attitudes and perspectives may have changed after listening to the tapes, and which messages he or she found most compelling. Finally,the participant will select one of his or her classes to listen to just one tape, and administer a short pre and post survey to the class as well. The tape will be sent to each participant to listen to at his or her leisure, and the surveys will be conducted online.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Mimi Stephens at the Teachers Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Annual Music Education Survey Gets Underway
From: Debbie DiMaio
Web-Based Program Goes Online February 18 Through March 31;
Will Once Again Identify 100 Best Music Education Communities in America
CARLSBAD, CA -The third annual nationwide survey of music education programs is beginning on the Internet February 18. By comparing data from locales around America, the survey will identify the 100 Best Communities for Music Education in America.
The survey will be available online at www.amc-music.org, the official website of the American Music Conference (AMC). Participants can visit the site during the survey period to enter information about their communities, then check the same site in late April to see the nationwide results.
NAMM - International Music Products Association; MTNA, the Music Teachers National Association; and NSBA, the National School Boards Association, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Yamaha Corporation of America and Perseus Development Corporation are once again joining AMC as partners in the undertaking.
"In 2000 and 2001, we found that there are great music programs all over the country, in large communities and small," says AMC Executive Director Joe Lamond. "After two years of this program, we're hearing a lot of enthusiasm from people who want to know how they can take part in the next one. I'm sure we'll see heightened participation this year."
Communities that rank high in the survey will enjoy national media recognition. In addition, their success will serve as an example to people across the country and a catalyst for sharing ideas that work.
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