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Nelson, Lynn; And Others – Social Studies, 1994
Reports on a study of 124 secondary social studies teachers about the treatment of the 1991 Gulf War in their classrooms. Finds that, with few exceptions, knowledge about the war was provided by television news and other media and that students were not asked to conduct in-depth research or other critical thinking activities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives
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Commeyras, Michelle; Alvermann, Donna E. – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that there is an important difference between history as socially constructed knowledge and as an objective, fixed account. Reports on a content analysis of three high school world history texts to determine how the meaning from them may be influenced in the content and power relations implicit in the textbook language. (CFR)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Epstein, Terrie L. – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that differences in historical interpretations presented in textbooks have implications for citizenship education. Compares the treatment of the civil rights movement in two secondary level U.S. history textbooks. Concludes that selection committees should examine historical interpretation as well the amount of information about…
Descriptors: Black History, Citizenship Education, Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights