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Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch. – 1984
The Social Studies Assessment Program was a province-wide assessment of Social Studies concepts, skills, and attitudes in grades 3, 6, 9, and 12 in Manitoba (Canada) carried out during April, 1984. Designed to provide a profile of student performance on program objectives, the test was administered to a representative sample of students at each…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Answer Keys, Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development
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Miller, E. Willard; de Souza, Anthony R. – Journal of Geography, 1984
Instructors at all levels can draw on a wide range of materials to teach a course on the geography of Canada. Resources cited include books, journal articles, professional literature, data and maps, films, filmstrips, and slide sets. (RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Douglas, W. A. B. – History and Social Science Teacher, 1985
Provides advice on visiting military sites and battlefields across Canada. Taking students on field trips to battlefields allows them to reconstruct the past in a creative and exciting way. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Historic Sites, History Instruction
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Nicholson, Joan Martin – Social Education, 1985
U.S.-Canadian and Mexican water-related issues testify to the role that natural resources/ environmental issues play in foreign policy and demonstrate how environmental problems can affect the public and private sectors of a nation internally. How people affect the environment is an irreducible bottom line for stable international trade and market…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Foreign Policy
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Ryan, Ellen Bouchard – Social Education, 1985
Canada, a nation of 25 million people, uses two official languages, English and French, to recognize the country's two founding groups. In addition to an official bilingual policy, Canada has a policy of multiculturalism that encourages ethnic languages and cultures. (RM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness
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Friesen, John W. – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 1984
Describes the development of native culture and the role of the church in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. Describes the history of the schools, the school program for grades K-10, and the challenges of teaching in the northern community. Discusses seven educational concerns and interests of the local community. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Attendance, Church Role
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Cowan, David A.; Dolgoy, Reva – Art Education, 1984
A K-12 visual arts program in Ontario, Canada, which used observational drawing to increase students' visual observation skills is described. Students had to observe and draw objects associated with intimate use, objects that were physically more distant and unfamiliar, and objects in the rural countryside. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Comparative Education, Course Descriptions, Educational Practices
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Evans, Jane Turnbull – Art Education, 1984
The Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, provides an internship program for students enrolled in the art education program at the University of Regina. The gallery trains teachers in the concepts of aesthetic education and the use of art objects and gallery resources in the teaching of those concepts. (RM)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Community Resources, Comparative Education
Chan, Thomas V. – Education Canada, 1984
Argues that teachers should participate in curriculum development because they have unique expertise and are being held accountable for educational outcomes. Suggests most teachers relegate this prerogative because of conflicting views of curriculum theories, constraints to teacher involvement, lack of attention to teacher needs, and teacher…
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Avery, Hinda – Journal of Art and Design Education, 1994
Asserts that, in any inquiry involving women and urban structure, variables such as class, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and disability require attention. Maintains that women use the built environment differently from men and discusses three major reasons for this phenomenon. (CFR)
Descriptors: Architecture, Art Education, Built Environment, Curriculum Development
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Results of a large-scale evaluation of early and middle immersion programs in the Toronto (Ontario) area, involving 4 districts and 26 grade 8 classes, suggest that middle immersion yields less consistent performance levels than early immersion. Overall, findings favor early immersion. (11 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
Isherwood, Geoffrey B. – Education Canada, 1988
A recent Canadian charter gives students new status in schools and places additional responsibilities on principals and teachers. Article helps administrators and teachers create school policy taking new legislation into account. Examines new student status and "right to schooling" in Charter. Recommends possible elements of school…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Principals
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Maintains that Canada's expansive geography, endless, uninhabited coastlines, and long border make it vulnerable as an entry point for illegal drugs. Briefly reviews recent revelations regarding increased drug use and money laundering. Recommends stiffening current drug laws and increasing spending for education and rehabilitation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Asserts that, in the social studies classroom, students' participation in language activities in which form, function, and audience are varied is a crucial dimension of their becoming effective citizens. Includes a table listing linguist Michael Halliday's seven purposes of language accompanied by classroom examples of each. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Class Activities, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education
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Bickmore, Kathy – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Argues that social studies classrooms should provide a safe environment for both young women and men to practice managing social conflict. Maintains that feminist approaches to citizenship education can inform discussions examining the complex problems and power relationships that make up society. (MJP)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consciousness Raising, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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