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Sheppard, George – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 93 McMaster University (Ontario) sophomore history students about their secondary school preparation in history. Finds that most respondents felt comfortable about their high school education, but a significant number were uncomfortable with their preparation for tutorial work, notetaking, and essay writing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Preparation, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment
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Osborne, Ken – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Reports on an analysis of history textbooks used in Canadian schools during the 1930s. Presents a set of six criteria used by the evaluators. Concludes that the textbook study is a reminder of the period when the social studies curriculum was the subject of political criticism from the left. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Bosacki, Sandra – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Investigates the underlying reasons for the development of a negative self-concept in Canadian Native children attending public elementary schools. Maintains that a child-centered curriculum and instructional strategies will provide the learning environment necessary to foster positive attitudes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Child Development, Child Psychology, Childhood Needs
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Rothe, J. Peter – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Describes the community participation facet of the eleventh-grade social studies curriculum for British Columbia. Proposes a four-stage model to identify, study, and propose recommendations about a community issue or problem. Suggests that social action based on empirical research improves social studies instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Design