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+-Centers for International Business Education & Research, CIBERweb

CIBERweb provides information about the legislation that formed the 30 Centers for International Business Education and Research at Universities across the U.S. It outlines the goals of the network and contains a directory of all centers and products. CIBERweb is designed with multiple points of entry addressing user's interests as main categories depending on the interest area.

+-Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Indiana University

This is one of 30 CIBER Centers at Universities across the country administered by Title VI of the Higher Education Act. CIBER at Indiana University offers business faculty development conferences and workshops, conferences for foreign language instructors, scholarships, research conferences and faculty awards, student study tours and study abroad awards. While the CIBER Centers are focused upon higher education, many publications and curriculum materials are appropriate for use with advanced high school business, economics and/or social studies classes and as background materials for secondary level teachers.

+-The Economics Classroom

Supported by the Annenberg Foundation, the Economics Classroom video workshop for grades 9-12 provides a solid foundation for teaching the concepts covered in high school economics courses. Topics range from personal finance to global economic theories. The national standards for economic education are reviewed at the site. The video also features footage of economics classrooms. There is an accompanying print guide and the web site provides a complete package for the professional development of high school economics and social studies teachers.

+-Fair Trade Resource Network

The Fair Trade Resource Network’s goal is to raise consumer awareness about improving people’s lives through fair trade alternatives by gathering and compiling data about fair trade and by providing information to educational institutions, the media, and to the general public. The Network offers a number of videos and other teaching materials which teachers interested in fair trade can purchase.

+-Foundation for Teaching Economics

The mission of the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) is to introduce youth, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues and to promote excellence in economic education by helping economics teachers become more effective educators. FTE offers free workshops for high school educators and students and provides resources, activities and lesson plans for teaching economics.

+-Georgia Council for Economic Education

Georgia Council for Economic Education (GCEE) is one of thirteen Centers for International Education located at universities across the country. It offers grade level-appropriate teaching resources, videos, case studies, curriculum development tools, tests and workshops focused upon economics for teachers in Georgia schools. Most resources are available free and can be requested online. Some materials are distributed only through a workshop and carry a small cost.

+-Halifax Initiative

The Halifax Initiative offers publications that examine the work of international finance organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. It also focuses upon environmental policy throughout the world, and specifically the policy of the Canadian government. It also has links to other sites with similar interests.

+-Indiana Council for Economic Education

Working with several other agencies, including the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE) has provided regional in-service programs and summer workshops for teachers on a variety of economics topics. It has developed and disseminated a stock market simulation to schools in the region, developed a website, KidsEcon Posters, sponsored school corporations through mini-grants, worked to improve the pre-service economics education of teachers in Indiana and promoted several other initiatives.

+-International Forum on Globalization

International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization. Representing over 60 organizations in 25 countries, IFG members come together out of a concern that the world’s corporate and political leadership is undertaking a restructuring of global politics and economics that may be as historically significant as any event since the Industrial Revolution. They produce a variety of materials that may be of value and interest to teachers of economics and other social studies courses.

+-International Trade Education Programs

International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) dedicates itself to preparing students in high school and post high school institutions for international trade careers, specifically targeting economically disadvantaged areas through the establishment of international trade academies. Assistance to involved schools includes the development and implementation of curriculum in the field of global trade and involves teacher training that focuses upon infusing academic courses with global trade education. A model program includes the development of a school-within-a-school program.

+-Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement reaches approximately 6.6 million students worldwide. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can make an impact on the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Three programs are of particular interest to international/global educators. The Global Business Ethics Program takes students from around the world through a 12-week case study-based program as they explore personal values, character development, and business ethics. The program links students via the internet. Global Learning of the Business Enterprise (GLOBE) has high school students competing in an online business simulation or operating a joint-venture company with students in other countries. JA is developing new middle school programs on International Trade and Careers and Economic Success Skills.

+-Council for Economic Education

Council for Economic Education's nationwide network of state councils and university based centers on economic education provide local training opportunities for U.S. teachers year round. Each year, several of these centers host international guests who often visit local classrooms and meet with teachers and students to discuss economic, civic, and cultural issues. NCEE also sponsors the Global Association of Teachers of Economics (GATE) which is a membership organization exclusively for K-12 teachers and others interested in economic and financial education. Members have access to a newsletter and announcements about international study tours, new curriculum materials, workshops and conferences.

+-Oregon International Council

The Oregon International Council promotes a variety of international education initiatives in the state of Oregon. One of its online publications specifically lists teaching materials and books about international business that are available at the Willamette University library.

+-Purdue Center for International Business Education and Research

As with the other CIBER Centers administered by Title VI of the Higher Education Act, the Purdue CIBER offers faculty development scholarships, student study tours and other business oriented programs. Many publications and curriculum materials are appropriate for use with advanced high school students and as background materials for high school teachers.
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