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Wilson, Virginia S., Ed.; Litle, James A., Ed.; Wilson, Gerald Lee, Ed. – 1993
This book of essays provides a set of reference sources on the field of social studies. The introduction places the discipline in context, connecting it with the society and the world that it helps to explain. The 15 chapters include: (1) "Persistent Issues in the Social Studies" (Stanley P. Wronski); (2) "Reform Revisited: The Story of Elementary…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
Gilliom, M. Eugene; Harf, James E. – 1985
If social studies teachers are to build an international or global perspective into their teaching, they should not only be exposed to the substance of global education throughout their academic training, but should also be introduced to teaching methods and materials that are international in character. This presentation considers ways in which…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, International Studies, Methods Courses
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Lie, John – Teaching Sociology, 1995
Maintains that, in spite of its cosmopolitan origins, U.S. sociology is regarded widely as parochial in its outlook and concerns. Discusses factors contributing to the intellectual isolationism of U.S. sociological research and pedagogy. Provides suggestions for internationalizing the sociology curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Ethnocentrism, Global Approach
Rodriquez, Andres F., Ed.; And Others – 1989
This report summarizes the characteristics of physics education in 12 countries: Argentina; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Guatemala; Jamaica; Mexico; the United States; and Venezuela. An introductory chapter describes the goals of the Council on Inter-American Conferences on Physics Education, historical background,…
Descriptors: College Science, Comparative Analysis, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary School Science
Valdes, Gabriel M. – 1987
In Florida, foreign language teaching has consistently followed national trends. Currently, there is a renaissance in language study. Enrollment has increased dramatically at all educational levels, due to a mandated state university system entrance requirement and two programs, the Florida Academic Scholars Program and Foreign Languages in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Curriculum Development
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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
Ram's Horn, 1984
The combined Summer 1982-Spring 1983 issue of this journal dedicated to the Rassias Language Method includes the following articles: "Languages, Learning, and Change" (Ronald C. Rosbottom); "Role-Playing: Perception and Analysis of Sex-Role Stereotypes in Literature" (Judith G. Miller); "Prose as Drama: The Use of Fairy…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Education, Drama
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Abdalla, Adil E. A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Asserts that international economics textbooks pay too little attention to the complexity of issues and problems facing individual nations. Describes a country report project included as part of a college-level international or development economics course. Provides two student instruction sheets and a sample country report. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economic Development, Economics
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Davidson, Lawrence S.; Gumnior, Elisabeth C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Describes an intensive writing approach in a college macroeconomics course. Reports that students were asked learn to think as business professionals and to produce better written products. Concludes that, students were able to produce more sophisticated and well-reasoned answers on essay examination questions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Business Education, Content Area Writing, Course Descriptions, Economic Change
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Corson, Mark W.; Minghi, Julian V. – Journal of Geography, 1994
Contends that no comparative analysis of the reunifications of Vietnam and Germany has been conducted. Presents a study that helps students and teachers understand the process. Discusses three approaches: (1) a winners-losers hypothesis; (2) a persistent dissimilarities hypothesis; and (3) a borderlands to centrality hypothesis. (CFR)
Descriptors: Communism, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Highfill, Jannett K.; Weber, William V. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Asserts that international trade, as compared with international finance or even international economics, is primarily an applied microeconomics field. Discusses decomposition analysis in relation to international trade and tariffs. Reports on an evaluation of the treatment of this topic in eight college-level economics textbooks. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Economics, Economics Education, Exports
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Dufour, Joanne – Social Education, 1994
Describes the activities associated with lesson plan development in an elementary social studies methods class. Recommends developing lessons about "international day" as designated by the United Nations. Includes a listing of International Days and Weeks. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Jianqiang, Wu – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that the restoration of the People's Republic of China's membership in the United Nations in 1971 signified China' return to the international community. Maintains that significant attention has been devoted to teaching about the United Nations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development
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Social Education, 1994
Maintains that the United Nations University (UNU) is an international academic organization that plays a unique role in world affairs and in promoting the United Nations' goals of peace and progress. Includes University addresses in Tokyo, New York, and Europe. (CFR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Higham, John – Journal of American History, 1994
Asserts that, although no one can predict what kinds of history U.S. historians will be writing in the 21st century, it is reasonable to ask what history might be needed and how scholars might address these needs. Provides four suggestions for priorities in historical research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Group Unity
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