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Nugent, Helen Jean M. – 1987
This ERIC Digest considers: (1) why U.S. students should learn about Canada; (2) where course content on Canada belongs in the curriculum; and (3) useful strategies and resources to improve the teaching of Canadian studies. The United States and Canada share the world's largest undefended border, and the United States trades more with Canada than…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that educators have been at the forefront in the quest for equal opportunity. Asserts, however, that there is resistance to recognizing and removing bias from the curriculum and instructional materials. Discusses challenges in implementing inclusive education in Canadian schools. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Development
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that contemporary history and historiography is "official" history that ignores the daily struggles of people for their continued survival. Argues that, while public illiteracy has nearly disappeared, individuals are ignorant of the wealth of primary-source materials of other cultures' histories. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jackson, Chris – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that photographs can be used to enhance instruction at all grade levels. Discusses the hardware, software, and process necessary to create both teacher-developed and student-developed photo compact disks. Also maintains that many commercial photo CDs are available royalty-free for the classroom. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that, although the ERIC system was established for U.S. educators, it has become an international database. Asserts there is more interest in Canada among U.S. social studies educators than many Canadians may think. Provides an annotated bibliography of 11 ERIC documents and articles dealing with Canadian studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Computer Uses in Education
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
Canale, Michael; And Others – 1985
A report on a two-year study of the use of microcomputers in language arts programs in Ontario provides information on the following topics: background and orientation of the study; project goals and methods; summary of needs and recommendations from the first year of the study; results from the second year; and general recommendations. The study…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. – 1981
These guidelines were developed to provide assistance to Alberta schools in the development of policy for the use of calculators in classrooms, and also to provide some assistance to teachers in planning appropriate experiences for students. A position statement advocating the use of calculators as both instructional and computational aids is…
Descriptors: Calculators, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. – 1982
Information is provided on current metric practices accepted by the Standards Council of Canada. Rules and examples are given for using units, symbols, and numerals. A table of metric prefixes; a list of units, prefixes and symbols; and a summary of commonly used units are provided. Interrelationships among units are noted. Information on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Gambell, Trevor J. – 1986
Focusing on literature and the teaching of literature, this monograph presents and discusses salient issues, inviting the reader to participate in the dialogue. The first section following the introduction presents reasons for teaching literature and discusses the types, quality, and selection of literature, as well as literature and values. The…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Canadian Literature, Censorship, Childrens Literature
Aubrey, Irene E., Ed.; And Others – 1986
This annotated bibliography reviews 32 children's books published in Canada in 1983. The list is arranged alphabetically by author and annotations and reviews are included in both English and French. Each book is designated as suitable for a particular age group. The 18 books published in English and the 14 published in French are reviewed in…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Books, Childrens Literature
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
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Sharpe, Dennis B. – Journal of Design and Technology Education, 1996
Reviews the development of technology education in North America and discusses its emerging replacement of industrial arts. Highlights some of the trends and issues defining curriculum development and classroom instruction. Details various approaches to curriculum design, program implementation, and administration. Examines differences between…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Design, Educational Change
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes the storyline instructional strategy and its application to social studies. Storyline consists of incorporating content area material into an evolving narrative with subsequent material added to the story. Includes examples from grades 2, 9, and 11 storyline instructional units. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
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