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Boulding, Kenneth E. – Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the nature of the mind and education. Suggests that society learns more from mistakes than from simply replicating the mind of the teacher in the students. Expresses hope that the next century will be one of maturity in which society is able to see that old knowledge no longer applies to a changing world. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Costs, Educational Finance, Error Correction
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Hobson, Cindy Graff; Zack, David R. – Social Studies, 1993
Discusses the concept of participatory citizenship in a democracy. Describes the origin and development of the Close Up Foundation, which sponsors study trips for secondary students to Washington, D.C. Asserts that the teaching methods and materials used in the program promote effective learning and citizen participation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
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Mulcahy, D. G. – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that educational reform efforts have neglected the values of civic education and its implications for civic and social life. Asserts that this is not true in Europe where an increasing focus on the European dimension in education has a strong civic education component. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Interrelationships
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Brook, Diane L.; Brook, George A. – Social Studies, 1993
Describes the Somalia Nomad Education Program. States that social studies is the core of the program which has a primary goal of developing national unity. Discusses successful features of the program and its vulnerability to political and economic events. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations
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Hepburn, Mary A. – Social Studies, 1993
States that cultural pluralism has been important in U.S. society since the founding of the Republic. Identifies four conceptualizations of pluralism, two based on assimilation and two based on the persistence of multiculturalism. Concludes that a multicultural society that acknowledges common core values is essential to the success of the U.S.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Otto, Robert – Social Studies, 1994
Describes the origins, development, and significant characteristics of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Discusses the importance of outcome-based assessment in the program and presents eight "valued outcomes" that will be assessed in social studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives
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Kuiper, Wilmad; van den Akker, Jan – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on an evaluative study of a secondary level civics curriculum in the Netherlands. Finds a discrepancy between the curriculum plans of the developers and the classroom implementation of the curriculum. Recommends an implementation-oriented development strategy with emphasis on early and intensive formative evaluation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1992
Comments on Kenneth Boulding's address to the 1991 Social Science Education Consortium Conference. Compares Boulding's approach to knowledge to the scientific community's correction of errors. Suggests that social studies might do better for the future by focusing on multicultural understanding with the realization that all people share many of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society)