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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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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Characterizes economist John Maynard Keynes as immoral, decadent, and short sighted. Criticizes his economic theories for manifesting these same qualities and claims that these theories hold predominant sway over high school economics education. Mentions several supposedly biased passages from textbooks but provides no examples. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Economic Factors