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Kirman, Joseph M. – McGill Journal of Education, 1992
The concentration of power and the potential for abuse inherent in modern technology mandates the development of a personal and socially responsible ethic. The development and examination of this ethic should be reflected and integrated throughout social studies instruction. Historical examples of traditional virtues (sobriety, thrift, industry)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement
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Campbell, Mark Robin; Burdell, Patricia A. – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Compares and contrasts two vastly different approaches to music education instruction among undergraduate elementary and music teacher education students. Identifies these approaches as "making musicians" versus "being a role model." Examines these differences manifested in the identity, function, and role of the teachers.…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Ghosh, Ratna – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Advocates moving multicultural education beyond ethnic awareness into a more theoretical and constructive phase. Argues for incorporating epistemological theories regarding the subjectivity of knowledge with an awareness of the interdependence of different cultures. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
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Cook, Sharon Anne; McClean, Brian – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Describes a cooperative effort between a university school of education faculty and a local high school in Canada. The professor agreed to teach two units of a social studies class and share her impressions, thoughts, and suggestions with the teaching staff. Discusses her findings, interactions with the staff, and subsequent developments. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students
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MacInnis, Carole – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues for a dialog between reductionist (task analysis and specific skill training) and holistic (constructing new knowledge through experience) philosophies in special education. Claims exclusive adherence to either approach shortchanges special education students. Discusses specific strengths and weaknesses of both philosophies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ryan, James – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues that enormous changes in the world economy, the production of goods and services, and demographics mandate a more flexible approach to educational inquiry. Criticizes the foundations and practice of organizational theory as being hierarchical and Eurocentric. Concludes with a series of suggested models utilizing a more qualitative approach.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Economic Change, Educational Administration, Educational Theories
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MacDonald, Colla J.; And Others – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Examines the nature of the relationship between student teachers and associate teachers through a collaborative research project. The study utilized interviews, observations, and journal entries to determine positive and negative aspects. Benefits included new ideas, energetic presentations, and relief time for the teacher. Drawbacks included…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives
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Sefa Dei, George J. – McGill Journal of Education, 1995
Argues for the establishment of "African-centered" schools on an experimental basis, in direct consultation and partnership with students, educators, administrators, and the local community. Maintains that most mainstream public schools reinforce concepts and values of the dominant culture and alienate students of color. (MJP)
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Blacks, Community Characteristics, Cultural Pluralism
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Kaplan, Gisela; Eckermann, Anne-Katrin – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Observes the activities and characteristics of Aboriginal children in an Aboriginal school and compares these to the culture shock and alienation experienced when they transfer to a mainstream school. Identifies five major stressors of culture shock as mechanical differences, communication, attitudes and beliefs, customs, and isolation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Cultural Isolation, Cultural Maintenance, Culture Conflict
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Mai, Uli; Burpee, Peter – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Considers the difficulties experienced by the East German School system adjusting to a more progressive educational philosophy. Specifically, contrasts the traditional East German geography instruction (focused solely on physical geography) with the West German emphasis on social issues and problem solving. Many East German instructors distrust…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decentralization, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Gurney, Penelope J. – McGill Journal of Education, 1996
Describes a pilot project incorporating extensive use of computers in mathematics instruction. Test scores and homework from this group were compared with a group that did not use computers. Results were inconclusive and only revealed a shortage of appropriate instructional software. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs