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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that educators have been at the forefront in the quest for equal opportunity. Asserts, however, that there is resistance to recognizing and removing bias from the curriculum and instructional materials. Discusses challenges in implementing inclusive education in Canadian schools. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Development
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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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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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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents an annotated bibliography of sources in the ERIC database concerning Canada. Many of the documents suggest topics for curriculum development or describe instructional strategies for teaching about Canada and/or Canada-U.S. relationships. Information about ordering or accessing the documents is included. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Canadian Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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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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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Questions how the goal of participatory citizenship can be taught within the typical classroom environment. Argues that the hidden curriculum, textbooks, and instructional methods do not provide opportunities to see citizenship in action or ways to practice it. Recommends providing students with choices and opportunities for engagement in some…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Ellis, Julia – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Contends that it is important and challenging for teachers to know about students and their lives. Describes a program in which student teachers conduct research into the attitudes and interests of their students. Asserts that, by being attuned to student realities, teachers can be more effective in curriculum development and instruction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Charles, Michael – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Introduces a special theme issue on the Holocaust. Describes events during a visit to Germany, Poland, and Israel by Canadian educators. Previews articles in the theme issue. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Christianity, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development