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Kiang, Peter Nien-chu – Social Education, 1991
Discusses using the changing conditions of life within the United States as the starting point for developing global perspectives in social studies teaching and curriculum transformation. Suggests that the Pacific Century will require people of the United States to function in a multicultural world. Examines the history of Asians in the United…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Contact, Curriculum Development
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Koeller, Shirley – Social Education, 1992
Addresses the importance of teaching students the research writing process. Suggests that identifying and selecting social concerns as subject matter will develop student interest while combining meaningful writing experiences with social studies lessons. Reviews an example of research based on social concerns from selection through writing. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Research Papers (Students), Research Skills, Secondary Education
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DeCoker, Gary – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the tendency in the United States to blame either Japanese business or the educational system for the economic woes of the United States. Argues that, instead of choosing scapegoats, the United States should focus on solving social problems. Suggest that social studies teachers work to help students overcome prejudice toward the…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Economic Climate, Economic Factors, Educational Demand
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Barth, James L.; And Others – Social Education, 1993
Contends that student alienation cannot be solved by improved instructional methodology or curriculum content reform. Argues that the citizenship education goals of social studies cannot be taught effectively because societal values do not support schools or teachers. Provides five suggestions on policies that might address these issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Case, Roland – Social Education, 1993
Asserts that global education has two interrelated dimensions: (1) a substantive, or knowledge of the world and how it works; and (2) a perceptual, or an orientation or world view. Contends that global education can provide a powerful focus for improving educational quality and help students cope with emerging global realities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Cultural Images, Educational Objectives
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Craig, Robert – Social Education, 1993
Contends that the development and use of moral imagination helps students become sensitive to social justice issues and should be encouraged. Asserts that this process will encourage students to become cognizant of the tension between private beliefs and public behavior. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Schug, Mark C.; Fontanini, Jennifer – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that teachers and students are ready to go beyond traditional coverage of the interactions of political science and history to applying economic analysis to historical and contemporary social issues. Provides three lesson plans illustrating the use of public choice theory in U.S. history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Economics Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hepburn, Mary A. – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that, with an average national television viewing time of more than seven hours daily, the prevalence of violence in broadcasts is a serious concern. Summarizes research on the effects of television violence on children. Includes eight suggested student activities to develop critical media skills. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Commercial Television, Critical Thinking
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Mandela, Nelson – Social Education, 1995
Presents a message to young people from Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa. Calls for a bridge between the youth of Africa and the United States. Asserts that racial divisions in the United States are major social issues that must be solved. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black History, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Cogan, John J. – Social Education, 1994
Presents an analysis and personal reflections on social and political changes in Russia between 1970 and 1994. Discusses how the social and economic changes have had a profound impact on elderly Russians. Concludes that the changes in Russia are a microcosm of those taking place throughout the world. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits, Economic Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Faichney, Gavin – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the Third International Social Studies Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994. Focuses on the need for an international thrust on environmental education. Discusses efforts by seven African nations to develop a common basic social studies text on curriculum and methods. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Isele, Frederick – Social Education, 1994
Reports on the Third International Social Studies Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1994. Asserts that Africans believe that effective social studies education programs are urgently needed for school children everywhere. (CFR)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Greenawald, Dale – Social Education, 1995
Describes how the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) grew into a major professional organization during the years 1947-1968. Discusses the NCSS response to domestic and social issues such as civil rights, the Cold War, and educational reform following Sputnik. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Hepburn, Mary – Social Education, 1995
Presents an interview with John Haefner, president of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in 1953. Haefner reflects on social studies education and the constant challenges facing NCSS. Concludes that laboratory schools were important sources of educational change and improvement. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Winn, Ira J. – Social Education, 1990
Argues that the Reagan Era's New Federalism hamstrings government by precluding the possibility of a balance of power and responsibilities between state and federal government. Compares this development to the states' rights dilemma freed by John C. Calhoun. Contends that history shows federal inaction produces sectionalism, social cleavage, and…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship
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