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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that educators have been at the forefront in the quest for equal opportunity. Asserts, however, that there is resistance to recognizing and removing bias from the curriculum and instructional materials. Discusses challenges in implementing inclusive education in Canadian schools. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Development
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Akinbote, Olusegun – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that citizenship education is an important aspect of the philosophy of Nigerian education. Describes the role and growth of citizenship education from the precolonial period to the present. Provides suggestions on how to make citizenship education in Nigeria more effective. (CFR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Citizenship Education, Colonialism
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Wright, Chris – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Highlights the main points of Newfoundland's," A Curriculum Framework for Social Studies: Navigating the Future." Examines the document's development, theoretical foundations, content, and applications. The Framework stresses historical, geographical, economic, cultural, political-legal, global, and technological literacy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Principles
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Hughes, Andrew S.; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Examines the theoretical base of New Brunswick's recent social studies curriculum reform. New Brunswick defines its curriculum in terms of understandings, competencies, and dispositions (emphasizing independent, creative, and critical learning). Expounds on social studies that is meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Laville, Christian – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Demonstrates the similarities between the social studies curricula of Quebec and other Canadian provinces. Examines these in the context of criticisms that Quebec's curricula is divisive and chauvinistic. Refutes these charges and maintains that Quebec's emphasis on local history is no greater than that of other districts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Skeoch, Alan – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Attempts to sort out and address many of the issues, controversies, and concerns surrounding Ontario's adoption of a common curriculum. Finds confusion and factionalism on both sides exacerbated by a preponderance of jargon. Identifies and defines key features of the common curriculum. (MJP)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Orr, Jeff; Smit, Hans – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Compares and contrasts the social studies curricula in two Canadian provinces. Saskatchewan has adopted a student-centered approach emphasizing transformative knowledge and transactional strategies. Alberta is focusing more on knowledge acquisition and traditional assessment. Considers the reasons for these differences and proposes some directions…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Ekdahl, Moira – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Portrays the current social studies curriculum reform in British Columbia as a process hampered by disagreements over the input and participation of teachers. Charts the deterioration of this process culminating in the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers' Association's withdrawal from the process. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents an annotated bibliography of sources in the ERIC database concerning Canada. Many of the documents suggest topics for curriculum development or describe instructional strategies for teaching about Canada and/or Canada-U.S. relationships. Information about ordering or accessing the documents is included. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Canadian Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Characterizes economist John Maynard Keynes as immoral, decadent, and short sighted. Criticizes his economic theories for manifesting these same qualities and claims that these theories hold predominant sway over high school economics education. Mentions several supposedly biased passages from textbooks but provides no examples. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Economic Factors
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Sears, Alan – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Reviews recent research on citizenship education in Canada. Discovers that, although citizenship education is widely promoted, little is known about actual classroom practices, and wide disparities exist about the very definition of citizenship. Some evidence suggests improvement; however, more research is needed. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Classroom Environment
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Sitwell, O. F. G. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Summarizes the objectives, guidelines, and skills sets contained within the 1994 National Geography Standards. Concise examples illustrate the implementation of broad objectives. Discusses how each stage of the curriculum is connected to developmental growth. Recommends increased cooperation and coordination between secondary and higher education.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Richardson, George – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Argues that the current presentations of "nationalism" in the Alberta social studies curriculum are archaic and irrelevant. Proposes a more inclusive and critical definition of nationalism and provides some supporting references. Includes four student assignments illustrating and teaching this revised approach to nationalism. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Current Events
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Craig, Cheryl – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Suggests the integration of science, technology, and society themes into existing elementary social studies curricula. Surveys works representing the philosophical basis for science, technology, and society. Includes suggestions for use of technology and society themes at each grade level of elementary school. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Questions how the goal of participatory citizenship can be taught within the typical classroom environment. Argues that the hidden curriculum, textbooks, and instructional methods do not provide opportunities to see citizenship in action or ways to practice it. Recommends providing students with choices and opportunities for engagement in some…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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