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Acikalin, Mehmet – Social Studies, 2010
Global education has been debated and studied for the last two decades because of the developments in the world. Although global education involves different approaches and conceptualizations, it has influences on educational systems and curricula across the world. Likewise, the recent curriculum reform in Turkey has brought global education into…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Global Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Contreras, Gloria; Rice, Marion J. – Social Studies, 2009
In this article, the authors investigate Mexican education reform and decentralization and how the state of Jalisco focused in the early twenty-first century on developing a sequential curriculum for teaching civics in grades 1-6. The authors use the term "educacion civica" because in Mexico the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Social Life, Textbooks, Democracy, Educational Change
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Rossi, John Allen – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the author relates the changing nature of international conflict and peacemaking since the end of the cold war to the development of a school curriculum that focuses on pressing international issues that are shared by people around the world. He also analyzes the implications of the changing world for curriculum development and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Young Adults, Conflict, Citizenship
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Sellen, Robert W. – Social Studies, 1987
Shows how the lack of education about foreign countries leaves Americans ignorant of international issues. Proposes that changes be made in traditional curricula to include international information. Provides a sample lesson to demonstrate how a U.S. history class could fulfill this need. (AEM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Merryfield, Merry M.; Tlou, Josiah – Social Studies, 1995
Investigates social studies curriculum reform in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. Reports on each country contain a brief overview of the historical situation and current syllabus, and a discussion of the ongoing "Africanization" process. Concludes with a definition of "Africanization," its purpose, and…
Descriptors: African Culture, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Osunde, Egerton – Social Studies, 1984
An analysis of African social studies curricula shows that African students probably study about other countries more than American or British students. Two reforms are needed: in the United States there needs to be more coverage of world affairs; African students ought to learn more about their own countries. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Scott, Thomas J. – Social Studies, 1998
Reports that previous research showed that many individuals are ethnocentric and lack global awareness. Provides an overview of theories related to ethnocentrism; presents data illustrating attitudes experienced by Thai exchange students in the United States; and introduces a pedagogical approach to global education that minimizes ethnocentrism…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Relations, Ethnocentrism
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Adeyemi, Michael Bamidele – Social Studies, 1998
Outlines the history, goals, and topics covered by social studies in junior secondary schools in Botswana. Questionnaire responses from 150 junior secondary teachers address conceptions about the definition and content of social studies, the qualities of instructional materials, the quality of social studies teachers, and other related problems.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Parry, Lindsay J. – Social Studies, 1998
Explores the transnational character of social studies in Australia from 1930 to 1970 and the far-reaching nature of ideas and decisions made during this time. Specifically examines a historical case study of the adoption of social studies in Queensland from 1950 to 1970. Discusses the influence of U.S. based pedagogy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Waite, Patrick; And Others – Social Studies, 1991
Reviews economics teaching methods in England in light of curriculum reform there. Explains economics' cross-curricular status in England's national curriculum. Stresses students' experiential learning in simulations, interview projects, and a minienterprise approach in which students produce and market goods. Describes one elementary school's…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education
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Ukpokodu, Nelly – Social Studies, 1996
Presents a thorough and innovative approach to integrating the study of Africa into the social studies curriculum. Profiles a three-part process consisting of preplanning, curriculum planning, and implementation. Utilizes different sources and strategies (literature, global approach, cooperative learning) to create a balanced and accurate…
Descriptors: African Culture, African Studies, Area Studies, Consciousness Raising
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Dumas, Wayne; Dumas, Alesia – Social Studies, 1996
Investigates civic education curricular reform in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Discusses the problems inherent in reforming an entire educational system, from textbooks to teachers, originally designed for Marxist-Leninist purposes. Examines the German state educational structure and the role that the main political parties play in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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White, Cameron – Social Studies, 1997
Provides an overview and analysis of the state of social studies education in Indonesia. The Indonesian education system stresses transfer of knowledge over critical thinking; religious instruction is integrated throughout the system. Discusses teacher education and school and curriculum structures. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment
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Harrison, Jo-Ann – Social Studies, 2001
Discusses the problems related to cultural pluralism, differences among the groups living in Israel, and social studies education within Israel. Focuses on the sociology curriculum, offering a rationale, description, and information about intercultural education. Addresses how this curriculum format has affected students in terms of their…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Experiential Learning
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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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