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Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper conducts an affirmative reading of key constructs of pedagogy, ethics, culture and justice put forth in the texts of Roger Simon. Rereading these texts with, against and across the trajectory of one thinker's thought, the article generates new possibilities for pedagogy in global and contemporary times. The paper demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Ethics, Global Approach
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Horton, Todd A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper explores educating for democratic citizenship with a focus on the intersection between reading and values, specifically the nurturing of social responsibility. Using a pre-designed framework for teaching for social responsibility, excerpts from a young adult historical fiction series are used to consider learning possibilities in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Citizenship, Young Adults
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Broom, Catherine – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
When Canadian students are asked their perceptions of Mexico, their answers are filled with stereotypes from the media. When they are asked about Darfur, they have no idea what or where Darfur is, or what has occurred there. When they are asked to list the names of famous Canadians they state the names of white men, primarily politicians. When…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum
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McLean, Lorna R.; Cook, Sharon Anne; Crowe, Tracy – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
Judging from public debate and policy, there is renewed interest about the state of young peoples' civic engagement, their character development and their knowledge levels about public issues. At the same time, there are persistent concerns about the narrow and nationalist construction of the very curriculum which should be challenging young…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Teaching Methods, Ethical Instruction, Social Studies
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Thompson, Laura A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Beginning in the early 20th century, the role of citizenship as an organizing concept has been significant in the teaching of social studies. The central aim of the social studies was the production of "good citizens," and the main focus of the Alberta social studies curriculum has ultimately become developing "responsible"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Junior High Schools
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Recommends a social studies activity that combines geography and history within a current events framework to make the curriculum more interesting and challenging to the students. Explains that students investigate natural disasters from around the world and determine the effect humans have on these "natural" occurrences. (CMK)
Descriptors: Current Events, Environment, Geography, Global Approach
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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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Mackwood, Gae – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses the need for global education in the face of economic influences that result in pollution and the exploitation of developing nations. Cites the difficulties faced by less developed countries that try to compete in world trade. Urges educators to teach students to take morally responsible positions on global relations. (SG)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Dhand, Harry – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Cites research underscoring cooperative learning's value in global education. Examines the nature and structure of cooperative learning and describes the strategies of conflict analysis, reversals, and case studies. Explores the evaluation of and some of the limitations of case studies. Argues that a cooperative approach to global studies can…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Notes that the law of competitive advantage, quoted so frequently in support of the global economy, mandates a uniformity of agricultural and economic products. Argues that this systematically selects against the biodiversity of life and reduces nature's capacities to adapt and reproduce in changing biological conditions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Capitalism
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Recommends integrating global education objectives in a low-key manner through the questions and examples that the teacher interjects into classroom discussions. Articulates four foci that can serve as entry points for global education in many discussions. These include moral issues, systems approach, and reflexive inquiry. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Enrichment
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Case, Roland – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Discusses and illustrates three ways to promote prosocial attitudes towards global issues among students. Includes classroom environments that reinforce desired attitudes; facilitating direct "emotional" experiences that influence attitudes; and engaging students in thoughtful deliberation about global issues. Offers illustrative…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Enrichment
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Darling, Linda Farr – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Discusses how students can examine global and moral issues by exploring trickster tales from different cultures. Recommends these tales for their moral component, entertainment value, and rich source of cultural knowledge. Includes criteria for selecting trickster tales for young audiences. (MJP)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Argues that new patterns of trade and production combined with an emphasis on a knowledge-based economy/society make it imperative that Canada upgrade its educational system. Specifically notes that several growing and dominant industries (microelectronics, biotechnology, telecommunications) require a high-tech skilled labor force. (MJP)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Impact, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Sharply criticizes current free market practices especially in light of the globalization of capitalism. Maintains that a laissez-faire approach to the allocation of resources and consumer choices is no longer relevant in a world defined by an increasing disparity between rich and poor. (MJP)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Consumer Economics, Economic Factors, Economic Status
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