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ERIC Number: EJ770150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Creating a "World of Discovery" by Thinking and Acting Globally in Social Studies: Ideas from New Zealand
White, Cameron
Social Studies, v93 n6 p262-266 Nov-Dec 2002
Although many nations are struggling with social studies, especially when addressing basic goals, ideas of citizenship, and developing and understanding global perspectives, it is New Zealand that provides an interesting case regarding social studies for social efficacy and global understanding. In this article, the author investigates the direction of social studies education in New Zealand and describes the curriculum. Social studies for global social efficacy in New Zealand is alive and well. What makes New Zealand unique is its emphasis on social studies perspectives, settings, and processes, and the concerted effort to integrate social studies into teaching and learning on a daily basis. Such efforts enable New Zealand teachers to counter the traditional hidden curriculum and status quo and hegemony issues in social studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand