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University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Public Education in International Affairs. – 1990
These materials were designed for K-12 teachers interested in including Canada in the curriculum. The materials were developed to provide students with a basic level of familiarity about Canadian politics, history, culture, economic conditions, and relationship to the United States. Two classroom activities are provided for the elementary level…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Duquette, Georges – 1987
The existing minority language situation of French Canadians in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces is examined, highlighting the historical, political, social, and educational aspects of bilingualism in Canada. Additive and subtractive forces in Canadian bilingualism and biculturalism are outlined for comparison. French…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Core Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
Grant, Agnes – 1991
This paper reviews Native American materials on current Canadian textbook lists and discusses a new anthology of works by and about Canada Natives. The "Circle Program," a kit of story books and English-as-a-Second-Language instructional materials for Native children in grades K-3, is recommended for children of all cultures and…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Anthologies
Wright, Ruth L. – 1984
Effective professional development of teachers is a critical concern that must be viewed holistically, considering equally the needs of the jurisdiction, the school, and the individual. A review of recent literature suggests four distinct types of teacher development: preservice training, curriculum related inservice, jurisdictional issue related…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Lacey, Veronica S.; And Others – 1986
This paper outlines, from the perspective of three school principals, the complexities involved in implementing a curriculum innovation, "4MAT," begun in Ontario in 1984. Curriculum project considerations include: leadership skills necessary; importance of support systems for principals; role of research; role of the principal; project…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Ashworth, Mary – 1983
Classroom teachers are affected directly and indirectly by external forces: international, national, social, institutional, pedagogical, economic, commercial, professional, and religious. It is proposed that teachers make use of constructive forces and combat destructive ones by using organizational and individual resources to create change.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Grant, Agnes – 1986
Including Native literature in school curricula is an important way of enhancing the Native student's self-concept and providing accurate Native cultural knowledge to Native and non-Native students alike. Nevertheless, Canadian school literature programs generally contain neither contemporary nor traditional Native literature. Some programs…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies
Friesen, D.; Richards, D. – 1984
This study examined the work-related stress experienced by principals and teachers in public schools. The researchers worked under the assumption that some of the stress related to a job situation comes from the environment. Condensed versions of two questionnaires developed by Williams (measuring stress experienced by teachers) and Jankovich…
Descriptors: Background, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tucker, G. Richard – Focus, 1980
A comparison of the salient characteristics of Canadian and United States bilingual education programs suggests various settings where it would be desirable to introduce children to schooling in their home language. These settings include: (1) the various ethnic communities in the United States, (2) multilingual developing countries, (3) parts of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
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Safty, Adel – 1991
The French immersion experience in Montreal, since its inception in 1965, is considered highly successful. Despite critics who note that its results fall short of perfect bilingualism, French immersion has achieved what it set out to accomplish: functional bilingual competencies. In doing so, French immersion has challenged many assumptions about…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness, Educational Environment