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Eder, Elizabeth K. – International Journal of Social Education, 1995
Describes the International Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Human Values at the University of Maryland. Asserts that it has achieved its two original goals of assisting experienced leaders to integrate an intercultural dimension into programs and develop model intercultural programs and training materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Resources
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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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Montiel, Gloria Z. de – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Considers the various educational philosophies governing geography instruction in Argentina and places them in historical perspective. Contrasts the positivist and historicist approaches and discusses the current curriculum. Includes summaries of proposed changes in the curriculum emphasizing social education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Ya-nam, Zhang – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Briefly explains the 10 standard objective statements that characterize geography curriculum reform in China. The standards reflect a rigorous and scientific orientation incorporating mathematics, physics, geology, and demographics. No social education component is present. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Conventional Instruction, Demography, Educational Assessment
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Chung, In-Yeop – International Journal of Social Education, 1995
Utilizes a survey of K-12 teachers in South Korea to ascertain methods and approaches to teaching about World War II. The survey asked teachers to rank in importance, and provide time spent on, broad subjects and related subtopics. Personal information included gender, class period length, and course name. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment
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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.; Mizoue, Yasushi – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Compares results of the Barth Shermis Social Studies Preference Scale given to groups of preservice teachers in five countries over several years. Reports that social studies has evolved through three patterns of teaching citizenship education: citizenship transmission, social science, and reflective inquiry. Concludes that teachers are confused…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Jantz, Richard K.; Weaver, V. Phillips – International Journal of Social Education, 1992
Encourages traveling by teachers to enrich the multicultural curriculum in their classes. Includes suggestions and resources for planning overseas trips and using them to broaden teachers' perspectives and to provide background material for curriculum development. Outlines "case studies" of trips to Hungary and Greece. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Schug, Mark C. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that instruction in economics education is not yet fully established in schools. Presents three generalizations about teaching and learning economics and the implications for curriculum development and instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills
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Orwin, Clifford; Forbes, H. D. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Summarizes E. D. Hirsch's book, "Cultural Literacy," focusing on four separate arguments. Compares U.S. and Canadian education and society, particularly in relationship to multiculturalism and bilingualism. Concludes that Hirsch trivializes culture by presenting as no more than a common convention of effective national communication.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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Entwistle, Harold – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Maintains that, from very different points on the ideological spectrum, citizenship and citizenship education have been added to the political agenda. Argues that political theory, distinct from descriptive civics, is more relevant to the political development of citizens. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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O'Keefe, Dennis – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Discusses multiculturalism in its context as a form of intellectual and historical atonement and points out its internal contradictions. Argues that the Western culture is becoming global, or universal; and, therefore, there should be no school-enforced multiculturalism. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Economics
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Dumas, Wayne; Dumas, Alesia; Lee, William B. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Discusses the contentious relationship between educators within the former East Germany and their West German cohorts following reunification. The problems have stemmed from conflicting ideologies and traditions (Marxist versus Christian Democrat and Social Democrat) as well as differences concerning school organization and educational objectives.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Communism, Comparative Education, Democracy
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Rawling, Eleanor M. – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Discusses the 1991 adoption of geography national standards in England and Wales and the subsequent 1995 revisions. The original standards reflected a conservative emphasis on physical geography as well as a complete rejection of problem solving and critical thinking. The 1995 revisions restored some key ideas and broad emphases. (MJP)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Nakayama, Shuichi – International Journal of Social Education, 1996
Summarizes the recent changes in the highly centralized national geography curriculum in Japan. Prominent reforms include the implementation of environmental studies in the elementary schools and a broader emphasis, across the curriculum, on world geography. In teacher education, emphasis is now placed on teaching skills rather than subject…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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