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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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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that contemporary history and historiography is "official" history that ignores the daily struggles of people for their continued survival. Argues that, while public illiteracy has nearly disappeared, individuals are ignorant of the wealth of primary-source materials of other cultures' histories. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education
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Crain, Cheryl J. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a social studies cultural exchange program between a public school and a Canadian native school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Outlines how the students became mutual inquirers into one another's cultures. Explores the activities and reports on the interactions among students, teachers, and parents. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Exchange
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Blanchette, Amy; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a classroom project in which elementary students bake homemade bread to learn about the settlement period in Canadian history and the early history of the students' community. Maintains that students learn to compare the lifestyle of the past with the present. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives
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Jackson, Chris – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that photographs can be used to enhance instruction at all grade levels. Discusses the hardware, software, and process necessary to create both teacher-developed and student-developed photo compact disks. Also maintains that many commercial photo CDs are available royalty-free for the classroom. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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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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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that, although the ERIC system was established for U.S. educators, it has become an international database. Asserts there is more interest in Canada among U.S. social studies educators than many Canadians may think. Provides an annotated bibliography of 11 ERIC documents and articles dealing with Canadian studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Computer Uses in Education
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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Reports on current educational issues in Quebec (Canada). Briefly covers some of the major issues addressed in the Estates General, the commission study on the future of education in Quebec. A Montreal School commissioner challenged the government's numbers concerning dropouts. Decentralization, whole language learning, and school rankings also…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Explores the recent scandal concerning Canadian paratroopers' conduct during the United Nations relief and peacekeeping efforts. Three soldiers from an elite commando unit tortured and murdered an unarmed Somali teenager. Government investigation of this incident has focused on racist ideology, socialization of recruits, and chain-of-command…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inquiry
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Reiterates the appropriateness and validity of using student journals in social studies instruction. Differentiates between personal and content area journals, the latter focusing on responses to issues raised in the classroom and readings. Maintains that journal writing increases critical and metacognitive thinking. (MJP)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Comments upon the recent controversy concerning Canadian natives and their occupation of land surrounding Lake Gustafson. The Indians eventually surrendered to tribal authorities. General consensus among the media, the public, and local students was that Canadian authorities overreacted and used heavy-handed tactics during negotiations. (MJP)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Background, Cultural Maintenance, Current Events
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Considers educational and philosophical responses to social and economic change. Offers an insightful review of four major educational philosophies that have emerged from within the North American teaching tradition: perennialism, essentialism, progressivism, and reconstructivism. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Wright, Ian – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Considers the ubiquitous use of textbooks in social studies classrooms and recommends constructing critical-thinking exercises revealing textual bias. Suggested exercises concern issues of emotional or ambiguous language, geographic and cultural inclusion/exclusion, and accuracy of data. Includes several examples of critical-thinking activities.…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement
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Nelson, Jennifer – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides a brief overview of salient facts to be incorporated into a lesson plan on Australia. Several lists contain interesting facts concerning geography, resource utilization, culture, and population. Includes suggested list of research/discussion topics and a list of annotated references. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides an annotated list of useful ERIC articles regarding Canadian history. Although several items are from the old, "History and Social Science Teacher" or "Canadian Social Studies," many other sources are listed. Includes information on ordering and accessing the articles. (MJP)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Study Centers, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries
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