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Catling, Simon – Geographical Education, 1999
Discusses aspects of cultural understanding, particularly intercultural understanding, and addresses the development of cultural understanding through geography. Argues that textbooks and other secondary sources should present information about places and communities as changing and contested. Examines five primary geography textbook series and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Lane, Angela – Geographical Education, 1999
Discusses how teachers can facilitate greater cultural understanding and acceptance among their students. Describes activities for primary school students that are useful in promoting cultural understanding and acceptance, such as a unit on comparing folk tales and exploring cultures through art. Includes a bibliography of resources. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies
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Pring, Adele – Geographical Education, 1999
Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, related to geography skills (mapping, locational distribution, directional skills, locational change, decision making), on topics such as geographic place names, location of indigenous language speaking groups, traditional stories as navigational tools, shifts in population, and mining.…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Richardson, Robin – Geographical Education, 1988
Outlines the need for a world systems approach to locating one's experiences in the environment. Uses experiences of three poets and of the author to illustrate questions and issues geography teachers should reflect on when teaching Australian geography in a world context. Concludes with 10 questions that encourages teachers to reflect on these…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location
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Snelson, Leo – Geographical Education, 1988
Proposes a socially critical geography curriculum which includes a study of spatial justice for the Australia Aboriginal people. Provides strategies for introducing this curriculum, including awareness of cultural differences; destroying stereotypes; awareness of past and present government policies; and awareness of the language of racism. (LS)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pradervand, Pierre – Geographical Education, 1987
Defines global education as the means for communicating a vision of the world that works for all. Uses seven aspects of world development to analyze the concept of global education. Stresses the need for consistency between words and deeds and encourages global educators to examine their lifestyles for consistency with their teachings. (LS)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Objectives
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Gallagher, Nan; And Others – Geographical Education, 1987
Responses of three global educators to "Global Education: Towards a World that Works for All" (P. Pradervand). Nan Gallagher suggests using films in geography courses to overcome the indifference Pradervand refers to. Doug Burchill questions the teacher's ability to break through students' encultured prejudices. Greig Whitehead describes…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Geography Instruction, Global Approach
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Steinback, Sylvia; Rathenow, Hanns-Fred – Geographical Education, 1987
David Selby, Director of the Centre for Global Education at York University (United Kingdom), responds to questions about the history of global education; the different approaches taken in the United Kingdom and the United States; the central concepts of a global perspective in the curriculum; and the most appropriate teaching approaches. (LS)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hicks, David – Geographical Education, 1987
Considers how the fields of world studies or global education may provide insight and contribute to enhance student understanding in geography courses. Provides a series of checklists which a geography department may use to evaluate the global dimensions in their programs, goals and objectives, resources, and teaching strategies. (LS)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Course Content, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Hall, Robin – Geographical Education, 1987
Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the 1984 Jackson Committee report, "The Australian Overseas Aid Program." Urges the use of the report in the classroom as a basis for discussing overseas aid policy, demonstrate the problematic nature of North-South relationships, and encourage students to become part of the overseas aid program…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Stutterd, Tony – Geographical Education, 1987
Presents a simulation in which students assume the role of committee members of an aid-giving organization which has limited funds to distribute to a number of requests from Tigray, Ethiopia. Students use background papers and program proposals to make decisions, and are encouraged to identify criteria used for supporting a project. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Nancarrow, Gabrielle – Geographical Education, 1987
Outlines an activity which explores the quality of rural aid to developing countries. Students use group discussion and various resources to evaluate the advantages and problems brought about by different types of rural development projects. (LS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support
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Hirsch-Cahannes, Monique; Techlenburg, Ueli – Geographical Education, 1987
Reports a study of the images and ideas Swiss youth have of problems in the world and in Switzerland, as well as attitudes and opinions of the developing nations. Concludes that knowledge about developing countries does not necessarily influence positive student opinions or readiness to take action. Reports students seem to more be motivated by…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Robinson, Roger – Geographical Education, 1987
Reports on a study based on the theory of constructive alternativism. Analyzed students' reactions to a photograph of an Indian village to learn what impact the students'"personal geographies" had on the reconstruction of the image. Suggests ways teachers can use these images to enhance students' understanding of world issues. (LS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Developing Nations
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Butler, John; Milliken, Murray – Geographical Education, 1985
Tells how two teachers who have authored a number of popular geography textbooks got started. Describes what they attempt to accomplish when they write a book and gives insight into the difficulties that teacher-authors may encounter. (JDH)
Descriptors: Authors, Foreign Countries, Geography, Secondary Education
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