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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
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Fischer, John M.; Mazurkiewicz, Grzegorz; Kellough, Zeb; Preslan, Jen – Social Education, 2007
Since 2001, classroom and pre-service teachers, along with high school and university students from Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine and the United States, have participated in an international workshop that focuses on preparing students and teachers for life in an increasingly interconnected world. These intercultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Preservice Teacher Education
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McLaren, Peter – Social Education, 1987
Reviews "Theory and Resistance in Education: A Pedagogy for the Opposition" (Giroux, 1983), "Education and Power" (Apple, 1982), and "Education under Siege: The Conservative, Liberal and Radical Debate over Schooling" (Aronowitz and Giroux, 1985). Works illuminate relationship between schools, arena of culture, and economy; and enable educators to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Nikitin, Anatoly F. – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the changing concept of human rights and important freedoms as the Soviet Union moved away from Communism toward democracy. Describes steps that have been taken in human rights education by various nongovernmental organizations. Suggests that the first priority is to educate children about human rights and, in so doing, develop the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Democracy
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Ochoa-Becker, Anna S. – Social Education, 2001
Critiques the 1994 curriculum standards by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), "Expectation of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies," stating that there is a need for revised standards. Focuses on three main criticisms of the NCSS social studies standards. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Mestenhauser, Josef A. – Social Education, 1991
Describes an individual's experience returning to his native Czechoslovakia, 43 years after fleeing Communism. Discusses problems faced in transforming people conditioned to an authoritarian state into citizens of a democracy. Stresses that good intentions and sincerity are not enough to understand area studies and the importance of intercultural…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Communism, Democracy, Economic Change
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O'Meara, Patrick; Winchester, N. Brian – Social Education, 1987
Provides a brief overview of political and economic developments of the past 25 years in Africa. Maintains this was a period of experimentation with vast differences in the ways in which governments dealt with human and natural problems. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Clark, Todd – Social Education, 1987
Provides background on the political and social roots of the racist policy of apartheid. Describes the violence and the social and economic injustices of the system. Concludes that the South African problem must be viewed as a part of the continuing struggle over the disproportionate distribution of wealth. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Merryfield, Merry M. – Social Education, 1987
Presents the results of an interview which asked 15 South Africans what United States teachers should be teaching about South Africa. Correlates the eight major points made by the South Africans with the contents of the theme articles in this issue of SOCIAL EDUCATION. Includes a list of curriculum materials which covers the issues teachers should…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Fierce, Milfred C. – Social Education, 1987
Maintains that United States foreign policy toward South Africa has been "found wanting" since 1948. Focuses on the failure of President Reagan's policy of "constructive engagement," and details what must be done to bring about an end to apartheid. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Chonco, Seshi – Social Education, 1987
Reviews the historical and cultural roots of the South African system of apartheid. Covers early Dutch settlement, the Anglo-Boer War, the Native Land Act of 1913, and the rise of the National Party. Concludes with a discussion of the different perspectives held by black and white South Africans on the "progress" made in recent years.…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Carstens, Kenneth N. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents a chronology of significant events in the struggle to end white domination in South Africa. The period covered is 1943 to 1986. (JDH)
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Getman, Thomas – Social Education, 1987
Describes the striking dichotomy of South Africa's beauty and the squalor resulting from the apartheid policies of the government. Reviews reactions of black South Africans to recent constitutional changes and details efforts to secure more sweeping reform. Includes stories of several individuals who have taken actions which oppose the system of…
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Constitutional Law, Democracy
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O'Brien, Edward L.; Wilderson, Fawn – Social Education, 1987
Reviews facts and statistics regarding the use of emergency powers by the South African government. Details the effects of restrictions on constitutional rights and reveals that two-thirds of all killings which occurred during the state of emergency were done by security forces. (JDH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Constitutional Law, Court Role, Democracy
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Bigelow, William – Social Education, 1987
Describes realities of "gutter education," the term applied to segregated education for blacks under apartheid in South Africa. Exposes efforts to control learning of students, including excessive use of rote learning methods and state-mandated content exams which promote the status quo. Notes lack of black students' cooperation with…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Developing Nations