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Fujioka, Nobukatsu – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Presents results of a questionnaire asking Japanese teachers how and what they teach about World War II. Reports that survey included broad and narrow questions on the war in Asia, Europe, and the Pacific. Concludes that Japan's postwar peace education has been a success but that more emphasis needs to be placed on cause and effect in history. (DK)
Descriptors: Asian History, Course Content, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barth, James L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Compares questionnaire results sent to elementary and secondary school teachers in Indiana and Japan. Surveys how and what is taught about World War II. Reports teachers in the United States concentrate more on Europe, Pearl Harbor, and fascism, whereas Japanese teachers are more concerned with Pacific theater. Concludes Japanese teach peace…
Descriptors: Asian History, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Course Objectives
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Nelson, Murry R. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Maintains that current efforts to reform education and social studies are cycles of media hyperbole and political hope. Contends that issues underlying various programs are really about power and control. Argues that social studies has a role in making schools and students models of democratic thought and action. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Course Content