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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Questions whether current social studies curriculum units and learning activities contribute to the goals of citizenship education. Contends that student attitudes about citizenship are seldom affected by typical social studies instruction. Asserts that teachers must understand and accept larger educational goals and develop classroom activities…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Akinbote, Olusegun – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that citizenship education is an important aspect of the philosophy of Nigerian education. Describes the role and growth of citizenship education from the precolonial period to the present. Provides suggestions on how to make citizenship education in Nigeria more effective. (CFR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Citizenship Education, Colonialism
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Wright, Chris – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Highlights the main points of Newfoundland's," A Curriculum Framework for Social Studies: Navigating the Future." Examines the document's development, theoretical foundations, content, and applications. The Framework stresses historical, geographical, economic, cultural, political-legal, global, and technological literacy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Principles
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Hughes, Andrew S.; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Examines the theoretical base of New Brunswick's recent social studies curriculum reform. New Brunswick defines its curriculum in terms of understandings, competencies, and dispositions (emphasizing independent, creative, and critical learning). Expounds on social studies that is meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Laville, Christian – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Demonstrates the similarities between the social studies curricula of Quebec and other Canadian provinces. Examines these in the context of criticisms that Quebec's curricula is divisive and chauvinistic. Refutes these charges and maintains that Quebec's emphasis on local history is no greater than that of other districts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Skeoch, Alan – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Attempts to sort out and address many of the issues, controversies, and concerns surrounding Ontario's adoption of a common curriculum. Finds confusion and factionalism on both sides exacerbated by a preponderance of jargon. Identifies and defines key features of the common curriculum. (MJP)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Orr, Jeff; Smit, Hans – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Compares and contrasts the social studies curricula in two Canadian provinces. Saskatchewan has adopted a student-centered approach emphasizing transformative knowledge and transactional strategies. Alberta is focusing more on knowledge acquisition and traditional assessment. Considers the reasons for these differences and proposes some directions…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Ekdahl, Moira – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Portrays the current social studies curriculum reform in British Columbia as a process hampered by disagreements over the input and participation of teachers. Charts the deterioration of this process culminating in the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers' Association's withdrawal from the process. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Rose, Sheila D. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides a brief overview of the educational conditions in Canada's Yukon Territory and discusses their effect on curriculum development. Describes three social studies curriculum projects from inception to completion. The projects are "Our Land Too: Women of Canada and the Northwest 1860-1914"; "Klondike Gold"; and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Sears, Alan – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Reviews recent research on citizenship education in Canada. Discovers that, although citizenship education is widely promoted, little is known about actual classroom practices, and wide disparities exist about the very definition of citizenship. Some evidence suggests improvement; however, more research is needed. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Classroom Environment
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Sitwell, O. F. G. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Summarizes the objectives, guidelines, and skills sets contained within the 1994 National Geography Standards. Concise examples illustrate the implementation of broad objectives. Discusses how each stage of the curriculum is connected to developmental growth. Recommends increased cooperation and coordination between secondary and higher education.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
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Richardson, George – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Argues that the current presentations of "nationalism" in the Alberta social studies curriculum are archaic and irrelevant. Proposes a more inclusive and critical definition of nationalism and provides some supporting references. Includes four student assignments illustrating and teaching this revised approach to nationalism. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Current Events
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Craig, Cheryl – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Suggests the integration of science, technology, and society themes into existing elementary social studies curricula. Surveys works representing the philosophical basis for science, technology, and society. Includes suggestions for use of technology and society themes at each grade level of elementary school. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the National Council for the Social Studies "Guidelines for Teaching Science-Related Social Issues." Suggests that only through appropriate citizen action and participation can technology and science be contained and directed. Suggests a teaching unit exploring the topic of science, technology, and society. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Day, Karen S.; Richardson, Pat – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Describes a project in which grade-four students read a historical novel and wrote essays as historical characters. College-level education students also read the novel and replied to the elementary students. Concludes that the project helped students achieve preestablished instructional goals. (CFR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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