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Smith, Bryan – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
Author Bryan Smith agrees that critiques of Sir John A. Macdonald, and Cornwallis as unworthy of public commemoration are warranted and necessary, particularly as each was instrumental in cementing settler-colonial projects of dominion and erasure of Indigenous populations. However, he observes that each figure is but one point (or multiple) in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Disadvantaged
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Boffa, Adriana – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
With public debates surrounding the removal of historical monuments in Canada (e.g., statues of, or schools named after, John A. Macdonald) and the United States (e.g., Confederate monuments), at times the voices of those who are most directly affected by their presence can be either drowned out or left out of the conversation entirely. It seems…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations
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Leggo, Carl – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
In this article, the author, a professor, muses over his educational life and the troublesome times he faced. He remarks that he was glad to have had wise voices who could call him to other possibilities, visions, and stories. Roger Simon was one of the most important wise voices he heard, and this sustained the spirit of his work. While many…
Descriptors: Poetry, Role Models, Teaching Experience, Scholarship
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Farley, Lisa; Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This special issue of "Canadian Social Studies" is dedicated to Roger I. Simon. Simon's scholarship bequeaths to theorists, teachers, and curators across Canada and beyond a theory of education that opens up responsibilities to past and present others. The papers gathered for this special issue address many of the difficulties that he…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Best Practices
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Gershon, Walter S.; Bilinovich, Carrie; Peel, Amanda – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
This autobiographical piece of collaborative discensus (Gershon, 2008; Gershon, Peel & Bilinovich, 2009) presents the authors' interwoven perspectives about the challenges they faced as they talked about race in a pre-service social studies class. Their work here serves two main purposes. First it is an opportunity for a teacher and two former…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Race, Teaching Methods, Biographies
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Notes that there is a rich literature within social studies education promoting the teaching of controversial issues. Observes that, despite this, teachers continue to be cautious, only giving controversies a token nod in curricula. Suggests four reasons why controversial content continues to be difficult for teachers to implement. (DSK)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Ponders where religion fits into public education and whether religious corporations should be kept out of public schools. Concludes that the moral principles found in religion should be taught through exploration of world religions only if the instruction is informed and adheres to ultimate principles and values by which to live. (CMK)
Descriptors: Church Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Institutional Role
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Discusses contemporary, dichotomous views of markets: the global market is "good"; other (more local) markets are bad. Argues that nonglobal markets are viewed as obstacles to the global market that must be removed, despite their roots in local cultures and provision of services not available in the global market. (DSK)
Descriptors: Business, Capitalism, Economic Development, Economics
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Waters, Scott D. – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Contends that integrating children's literature into the social studies classroom makes social studies content relevant, brings history to life, fosters the development of social studies skills, facilitates understanding of abstract concepts, and provides students with role models. Offers guidelines for choosing children's literature and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Explores the conflict between education and market goals. Observes that free enterprise differs in goals, motivation, methods, and standards of excellence. Argues that the conflict between the two sets of values is a crisis that is going unnoticed. Suggests that education can lift the market system and serve its needs for literate and numerate…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Higher Education
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Describes adolescent development in a family where children were treated as equal partners in decision making and behavior. Maintains that adolescents will grow from the relationship of shared power and responsibility. Discusses issues such as sexuality, television viewing, and athletics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Athletics, Parent Child Relationship
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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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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that contemporary history and historiography is "official" history that ignores the daily struggles of people for their continued survival. Argues that, while public illiteracy has nearly disappeared, individuals are ignorant of the wealth of primary-source materials of other cultures' histories. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Reports on current educational issues in Quebec (Canada). Briefly covers some of the major issues addressed in the Estates General, the commission study on the future of education in Quebec. A Montreal School commissioner challenged the government's numbers concerning dropouts. Decentralization, whole language learning, and school rankings also…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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