ERIC Number: ED225769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Native People in the Curriculum. Report Summary.
Decore, A. M.; And Others
In summer 1981, at the request of Alberta Education, an evaluation study was undertaken of all learning resources presently listed in "Alberta Social Studies Learning Resources for Elementary Schools" and "Alberta Social Studies Learning Resources for Secondary Schools," including recommended and required resources, as well as teaching units, Kanata Kits, and Alberta Heritage Learning Resources. A total of 246 named titles are included in the evaluation. The basis for the evaluation was the way native people are portrayed in the curriculum, and the way native-related issues are dealt with. This summary report discusses several kinds of problems which were noted in the evaluation of individual learning resources: errors of fact; errors of representing theory, speculation, or approximation as fact; errors of attribution; errors of implication; problems of context; stereotyping repetition; the American border; periods and problems; historical reinterpretation; ideologies; and problems related to the inquiry approach. The report also shows the Alberta Heritage Learning Resources posed serious problems that required editorial revision; supplementary editorial introduction for teachers, students, or both; or in the case of six titles, outright abandonment. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada