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Bridges, Bob – Social Studies, 1993
Describes the teacher education programs of the Close Up Foundation. Discusses a week-long Washington, D.C., program that brings students and teachers in contact with elected and appointed public officials, lobbyists, and media representatives. Outlines a summer institutes program and an exchange program for U.S. and Japanese teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Fentress, Debbie – Social Studies, 1993
Describes programs and activities of the Close Up Foundation for special needs students. Explains how the experiential citizenship education activities are adapted for hearing impaired, visually impaired, recent immigrant, Native American, Alaskan Native, Puerto Rican, and Pacific Island nation students. Includes two classrom activities used in…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Citizenship Education, Cultural Differences
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Barr, Hugh – Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the history, characteristics, and impact of the New Social Studies movement in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. Describes the educational goals, teaching methods, and instructional materials commonly used in the New Zealand social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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Griffith, Anthony D. – Social Studies, 1990
Discusses the role of social studies education in a developing nation, both in theory, and as it is practiced in the English-speaking Caribbean. Diagrams a dynamic for teaching social studies in developing societies. Contends that social studies education has a unique role to play in the enterprise of nation building. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Developing Nations, Development, Educational Development
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Adeyemi, M. Bamidele – Social Studies, 1989
Delineates the guidelines for preservice education of Nigerian social studies teachers; the way that core social studies courses should be taught; and the qualities expected of social studies teachers. Emphasizes the importance of the role of social studies teachers in Nigerian society. (SLM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Flynn, Patrice – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses the historical and contemporary relationships between global competition and education. Compares similarities between educational initiatives following the launch of Sputnik and those of the Goals 2000 program. Provides examples to encourage students to think about the new world order in social studies classrooms. (CFR)
Descriptors: Competition, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics
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Davis, James E. – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that the United States and its allies are helping former Communist nations make the transition to market economies. Describes the development and dissemination of the Junior Achievement International program in the Czech Republic and the Ukraine. Also describes features and instructional strategies of the program and includes a sample…
Descriptors: Communism, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Economics Education
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Nelson, Murry – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that immigration into the United States from the Caribbean region receives much less attention in the social studies curriculum than immigration from Asia and Latin America. Reviews the coverage of recent Caribbean immigration in elementary and secondary textbooks. Recommends several elementary and secondary instructional units of study.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Course Content, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development