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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Social Education, 2012
The preparation of students for global citizenship represents a central challenge to social studies educators in the twenty-first century. Two-thirds of the world's poor are steeped in abject poverty and its grim consequences. The world refugee problem has reached staggering proportions. There is an international epidemic of human trafficking, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Child Labor, Citizenship, Civil Rights
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Social Education, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt's support of African American rights was one of the highlights of her activities as first lady. Her fearless advocacy for justice pulled her into political controversies that were unprecedented for the wife of a president. The first lady's initiatives in support of the rights of African Americans offer students an excellent…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Americans, United States History, Daughters
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Social Education, 2006
Many American high school students from lower socio-economic backgrounds see military service as a vehicle for advancement. Various branches of the Armed Forces have consistently provided underprivileged youths enlisting in the military with a means to escape poverty. Generous benefits, adequate pay, college tuition, and specialized training in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Service, Armed Forces, High School Students
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2004
Global education constitutes a pedagogy of peacebuilding citizenship education for the purpose of empowering teachers in building a more just and peaceful world. In this self-study, I examined simulations of the United Nations General Assembly conducted in a graduate elective course attended by 53 preservice and inservice teachers during three…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Citizenship Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – European Education, 2004
An education revolution is sweeping across the European Community. Like a chilling wind from the east, Europeans have been rudely awakened to the reality that reforming its system of higher education is of great urgency if its goal of becoming a competitive regional powerhouse is to be realized. As public opinion and a growing awareness of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Citizenship
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1999
Describes a project that focuses on teaching current events from a global perspective. Students are grouped into news teams and then develop questions based on the five dimensions of the Hanvey Global Awareness Model. Provides an example of the questions and answers developed by a seventh-grade Latin American team. (CMK)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education