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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Questions the use and adaptation of computers in the classroom as a panacea for all educational ills. Specifically notes that much of the nature and content of social studies instruction requires class interaction rather than computer instruction. Praises computers as instructional supplements rather than substitutes. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment
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Mock, Karen – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Provides a concise overview of Canada's many provincial and federal human rights codes. The codes address issues of discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, and/or gender. Discusses the commissions that oversee these codes and gives examples of specific provisions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Disability Discrimination
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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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Osborne, Ken – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes the political machinations resulting in Manitoba's downgrading of Canadian history from a compulsory to an elective subject. Argues that this reflects a broader nationwide educational trend rejecting the humanities in favor of science and technology. Criticizes a view of society dominated by market forces and self-interest. (MJP)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Educational Change
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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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Orr, Jeff – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Outlines activities using the 1867 quarterly returns for the Registry of Deaths for Pictou County, Nova Scotia, to link population themes in early Canada to today's global issues. Learning activities include having students research the age of mortality, cause of death, human migration, and occupational profile. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Death, Global Education, History
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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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Dale, Jack – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Briefly examines a number of social studies related Internet sites and applications. Notes some of the many sites incorporating information and artwork collected and produced by young students. Includes a brief interview discussing some of the logistics involved in posting information on the Internet. (MJP)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents a brief meditation on the power of women, the power of words, and the power of faith to enact social change. Discusses the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe, using her 1873 work "Women in Sacred History," to provide examples of women who made a difference. (MJP)
Descriptors: Activism, Beliefs, Citizenship Responsibility, Ethics
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Advocates adapting the structural and pedagogical principles of whole language learning to social studies instruction. Specifically recommends focusing on the meaning of citizenship instead of its component parts, allowing students to make choices, and connecting citizenship education to developmental growth. Briefly discusses approaches to avoid.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
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