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Kohli, Wendy – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Argues that, through education, we can create a democratic culture and that, within a democratic culture, education may flourish. Locates the roots of this belief in the rebelliousness and critical mind set of the Enlightenment. Considers how to honor and extend this thinking in current educational practices. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Citizenship Education, Civics, Consciousness Raising
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Ross, E. Wayne – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Maintains that the debate over the social studies curriculum has been heavily influenced by a small group of conservative foundations, academics, and the federal government. These groups work toward creating an ideological consensus that promotes a national identity and strives to preserve European American dominant culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Conservatism, Curriculum Development
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Mathison, Sandra – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Illustrates how school evaluation can lead to substantive and genuine involvement of all stake holders (students, parents, teachers, the community, administrators, government, and funding agencies) in an effort to make judgments about what is right and good in schools. Includes a six-step process for evaluating school programs. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Democratic Values
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Giroux, Henry A. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Recounts the recent debate over family values, civic culture, and cinematic violence and considers the implications for educators. Uses this national debate as a case study to investigate efforts to exercise control over and limit the democratization of culture. Argues for an expanded notion of civic culture. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Images
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McDowell, Ceasar L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Posits three interdependent languages that we use to make democracy work: (1) language of possibility; (2) language of critique; and (3) language of action. Argues for the creation and incorporation of a fourth, the language of transition. This allows for the exploration of spaces between the other three. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, American Dream, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Schlene, Vickie J. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Presents an annotated bibliography of educational resources from the ERIC database related to democratic education. The materials include digests, monographs, journal articles, and academic papers. The citations include all relevant bibliographic information and a short abstract, as well as, information on ordering and locating the materials. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Dream, Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Dougan, Alberta Macke – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Traces the beginning and development of social studies as a curriculum area. Compares the situation and recommendations from the turn of the century with those of today. Reports that the curriculum is still dominated by history and government with geography at the elementary and junior high levels. (DK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Barth, James L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1995
Explains and presents the results of a survey that asked teachers to rank in importance, and provide time spent on, broad topics (rise of fascism) and related subtopics (Hitler's approach to power). Two-hundred four K-12 teachers responded and provided personal information such as gender and class period length. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Adler, Susan A. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Contends that research on teaching of social studies methods courses neglects significant topics such as whether or not attitude changes are reflected in teaching methods and the relationship between methods courses and the broader teacher education program. Recommends a broader conception of research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Journal Writing
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Longstreet, Wilma S. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Discusses the content of social studies as a discipline. Suggests that the real curriculum of the social studies in actual teaching is history. Argues that the original emphasis on citizenship training needs to be restored or developed as a separate discipline to establish a source of knowledge independent of the social studies. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Davis, O. L., Jr. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Suggests that citizenship education has been defined too literally and narrowly, resulting in loss of meaning for social studies. Argues that schools in the United States rest on solid civic motivations and were never intended to legitimate any particular school subject. Insists that every school subject must be understood to be based on civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Democracy
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Nelson, Jack L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Discusses the educational reform efforts to reorganize the social studies curriculum in the United States. Criticizes a return to conservative, traditional approaches to social studies than emphasize history and geography while ignoring more contemporary ideas. Suggests that, to develop a discipline of social studies, more scholarly pursuit and…
Descriptors: Back to Basics, Conservatism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Gritzner, Charles F. – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Explains interrelationships between geography and social studies. Highlights developments affecting school geography since 1980. Determines that geography's spatial perspective distinguishes it from other social sciences. Examines 10 presuppositions of geography education to reveal geography's scope, role, and relevance to social education.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Glenn, Allen D.; Sales, Gregory C. – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Discusses interactive video and its applications to social science instruction and social studies education. Contends that interactive video technology, in the form of keypad-controlled videodisc players interfaced with computers, can change how and what teachers teach. Outlines different ways such technology can be used to aid teachers. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Smiddie, Laura – International Journal of Social Education, 1990
Lists supplementary materials cited in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database that can help social studies teachers use computers effectively in the classroom. Provides
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education
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