ERIC Number: ED072988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Urbanization as Seen Through Canadian Writings. Project Canada West.
Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
This progress report of the curriculum development project aimed at the study of Canada's urban areas through examination of Canadian writings covers the project's first two years. The initial proposal and early planning is reported in ED 055 010. The primary difficulties, after the formation of the team, entailed acquiring release time, arranging a compatible schedule, coping with the demands of extra curricular assignments, finding workspace, and obtaining secretarial assistance and personnel willing to gather and annotate material. Valuable assistance was given by the professors and students in the University of Saskatchewan College of Education. A major factor contributing to the support received was the effort made on the part of the developers to present their project plans before groups of teachers and planners and to develop a set of transparencies for use by other Project Canada West teams. Two primary focuses emerged from the materials gathered: the physical aspect (the city itself, its structure, its form, its rigidity), and the human aspect (showing how man--who is changing, developing, and fluid--responds to the urban environment. Discussion of how best to utilize and evaluate the materials led the team to submit a proposal to the Board requesting that a special social studies class be offered in which the material could be used and student responses be measured. The proposal was approved and year III will be devoted to in-class curriculum development. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada