ERIC Number: ED264152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Japan in the Provincial Educational Curricula of Canada.
Thomas, Paul F.
This paper presents findings of a study conducted to identify where and how Japan is taught in the Canadian social studies curriculum. Social studies guidelines were obtained from the various provincial ministries of education in Canada and carefully scrutinized for treatment of Japan in the social studies. Findings are presented through a series of seven tables with brief annotations. The foci of the tables are as follows: specific indication of Japan studies in Canadian social studies, areas of possible integration of Japanese content within the Canadian curriculum, proportion of existing courses devoted to treatment of Japan, titles of Japan-related courses, available resources for teaching about Japan, and a survey of Japan content by topic, grade, and province. A summary of findings indicates that treatment of Japan in the Canadian social studies curriculum varies substantially by province. In some provinces, study of Japan is mandated in junior high school world studies or high school world history on global issues courses. In other provinces, Japan is treated in elementary units on neighborhoods. In at least one province, study of Japan is not required at any level. Recommendations for where Japanese studies could be infused are provided. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Japan