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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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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
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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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Adeyemi, Michael Bamidele – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Discusses the design, implementation, and rationale for an international education component in Botswanan secondary schools. Maintains that sustained development requires that students learn the interconnection of cultural, economic, political, and technological systems. Includes a breakdown of main topics with corresponding notes and comments.…
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design
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Bialystok, Franklin – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that the Holocaust is an integral part of the Canadian secondary history and social science curriculum. Asserts that pedagogical considerations for the Holocaust should not differ from the study of other major events. Discusses content selection, skill development, appropriate resources, and student sensitivities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Change