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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 2001
Reflects on the experience of visiting Cuba through the People to People Ambassador Program, founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote international understanding and cooperation. Includes a list of suggested readings for social studies teachers and a list of organizations focusing on Cuba. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, Loretta – Social Studies, 1977
Reviews practical suggestions for social studies textbook evaluation based on research by the Asia Society Textbook Evaluation Project. Teachers should check prices, reading levels, and overall objectives; identify authors and publication dates; and determine underlying assumptions about other cultures depicted in the books. (AV)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Schug, Mark C.; McCorkle, Sarapage; Morton, John S. – Social Studies, 1998
Describes two books of curriculum materials published by the National Council on Economic Education regarding the Central and East European transition economies: (1) "Economies in Transition: Command to Market" (1997); and (2) "From Plan to Market: Teaching Ideas for Social Studies, Economics, and Business Classes" (1997). (DSK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1998
Presents an annotated bibliography of 10 Web sites concerning ancient Egypt that have materials appropriate for social studies classes. Includes virtual tours of Egypt and specific temples, explorations of the pyramids, archaeological and geographic information, and information on the Egyptian "Book of the Dead." (MJP)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1997
Reviews a number of Internet sites containing information on every aspect of life in Modern India. The various sites provide information on such diverse topics as the Indian film industry, politics, the booming Indian computer industry, changing status of women, and financial and political issues. (MJP)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Kaltsounis, Theodore – Social Studies, 1999
Considers the forces contributing to the development of democratic citizenship education in Albania and reviews the progress that has been made. Explores the barriers to democratic citizenship education, such as the centralization in Albanian schools and the lack of resources for running a program. Ponders the future of democratic citizenship…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Eoh, Myung-Ha – Social Studies, 1999
Discusses the importance of democratic citizenship education in Korea. Highlights the forces enhancing democratic citizenship education especially the role of the nongovernmental organizations and the Korean Educational Developmental Institute. Considers the various forces inhibiting democratic citizenship education, such as corruption in the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Lu, Mei-Hui; Hung, Jo-Lieh – Social Studies, 1999
Examines the forces enhancing democratic citizenship education in Taiwan focusing on the social, political, and cultural context of the country. Highlights the progress that has been made, reviews the factors that hinder the development of a democratic citizenship education, and considers its future in Taiwan (Republic of China). (CMK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Influences, Democracy, Democratic Values
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McGee, Tim; Bellis, David – Social Studies, 2000
Stresses three reasons for teaching about Korea and its people in the United States: (1) Korea's potential assistance in solving environmental issues; (2) the role of Korea in promoting world peace; and (3) the economic potential of Korea. Discusses resources for teaching about Korea and provides an appendix with Internet sites on Korea. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Raina, Vijay K.; Dhand, Harry – Social Studies, 2000
Provides background information on India's educational system. Focuses on history teaching in India after independence from British rule. Addresses the role of textbooks in the curriculum and types of instructional strategies. Considers some critical issues in the teaching of history in Indian schools. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Developing Nations, Educational Environment, Educational History
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