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Niemz, Gunter – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Provides a concise overview of geography education in Germany from the 18th century to the present.Outlines concerns that include the incorporation of the old East German school system and employment problems for German youth. Tables summarize geography curricula throughout different periods. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Hallows, Karen; Becker, William – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Presents a summary of research findings related to factors involved in effective economics instruction and student achievement. Finds that student academic ability and teachers training in economics are the two most important variables of students' economic knowledge. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Economics
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Puglisi, Dick J.; And Others – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Asserts that economics can be taught more effectively at all grade levels using the whole-language approach. Describes the role of teachers, students, and the instructional process in the whole-language classroom. Discusses student evaluation using portfolios and includes a portfolio description table used in an economics class. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Jones, Helen E. – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Contends that the conflict between the traditional, textbook-dominated establishment and the supporters of the whole-language movement is nothing less than a revolution. Describes tenets of the whole-language approach as they apply to the overarching goals of the social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Miller, Steven L. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the world has become more economically interdependent but that economics instruction does not adequately provide students with this knowledge or its significance. Provides a rationale for global economic education and a set of economic concepts and generalizations that would enhance understanding of global issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Economics
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Okpala, Julie – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Examines the historical dimensions of school geography in Nigeria. Current reform suggestions include replacing geography education's theoretical orientation with more fieldwork and laboratory experience. Professional organizations could promote public awareness and increased funding. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment
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Smith, Robert F. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that educators can achieve instructional goals if students are provided with effective and interesting curricular activities. Describes the Entrepreneurship Economic Education Project in Clark County, Nevada. Asserts that it could serve as a model for community involvement in economics education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development
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Clements, Millard – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Asserts that three issues dominate world events today. Discusses the rapidly changing field of telecommunications and technology, global warming and other environmental degradation, and economic and social stratification in the world. Provides suggestions for environmental education and discusses three imperatives for teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Strategies
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Dynneson, Thomas L.; And Others – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Discusses the role of citizenship education from the post-World War II period to the present. Finds that social studies teachers may not be providing students with participatory experiences such as community projects, even though research indicates that these activities encourage civic participation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Class Activities
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McGuire, Margit E.; Noe, Katherine L. Schlick – International Journal of Social Education, 1993
Asserts that social studies is an integrated field of study that calls for organizing the curriculum in a holistic manner. Maintains that the whole-language movement, which involves thinking about reading and writing as integrated, reciprocal processes, forms a natural partnership with social studies instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education