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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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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Observes that, although Canada enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world, children now make up its largest group of poor people. Reports that there are five million functionally illiterate Canadians, one-third of whom are high school graduates. Calls for a major overhaul of Canada's educational system. (SG)
Descriptors: Children, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Reports findings of a survey suggesting that Edmonton, Alberta residents favor a referendum before any changes are made in Canada's constitution. Explains changes proposed by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Examines plans for House of Commons reform, aboriginal self-government, economic union for Canada, worker training, immigration, and other…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Governmental Structure
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Relates the story of the life of Grant MacEwan, an institution in the Canadian West. Describes his professional career, contributions to Canadian history, published works, and unique religious views. Claims that MacEwan is to Western Canada what Robert Burns is to Scotland. (DSK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Canadian Literature, Canadian Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Highlights Canada's high marks in a poll on its international image in 20 countries. Asks how Canada should take advantage of its positive international image. Notes areas where Canadian foreign policy is most admired: advancement of global peace and human rights, provision of aid, and participation in international peacekeeping. (DSK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Cooperation
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Discusses the impact of globalization on the jobs and trade of Canada. Emphasizes new relationships with countries in Latin America and Africa. Notes the types of trade that Canada enjoys with these two areas and encourages expansion of business into them. (DSK)
Descriptors: Business, Economic Climate, Economic Opportunities, Economics
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Delineates some of the general objectives and goals of citizenship-education programs being proposed throughout Canada. These offer an ongoing dynamic program of education in history, government, and ethics, with the aim of instilling in youth a willingness to think about the problems facing our society. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Analyzes the political discontent of western Canada towards the Canadian federal government. Argues that the federal government favors the more populous eastern regions (especially Quebec and Ontario) and rewards these areas with greater federal spending. Briefly discusses several projects and proposals that reflect this bias. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Civics, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Maintains that Canada's expansive geography, endless, uninhabited coastlines, and long border make it vulnerable as an entry point for illegal drugs. Briefly reviews recent revelations regarding increased drug use and money laundering. Recommends stiffening current drug laws and increasing spending for education and rehabilitation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Argues that new patterns of trade and production combined with an emphasis on a knowledge-based economy/society make it imperative that Canada upgrade its educational system. Specifically notes that several growing and dominant industries (microelectronics, biotechnology, telecommunications) require a high-tech skilled labor force. (MJP)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Impact, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Integrates facts, figures, and statistics from several international and Canadian sources on the current state of family life. Provides a quick overview of such issues as family and school violence, at-risk children, and substance abuse. Briefly discusses the influence of the entertainment industry. (MJP)
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Child Welfare, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Life
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Examines the dichotomy between Canada's excellent record of social programs, educational attainment, and income and Canadians' continued negative perceptions of their country. Explores issues that particularly vex the Canadians including decentralization and the separatist movement in Quebec. Concludes that Canada's penchant for self-criticism…
Descriptors: Alienation, Canada Natives, Current Events, Decentralization
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Briefly summarizes and comments upon two surveys, one from Edmonton province and the other from a national conference. Both surveys addressed Canadians feeling toward their country and concerns for the future. Preeminent concerns included the economy, national unity, and personal and political ethics. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Conferences, Current Events, Foreign Countries
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Discusses the problem of violence against women in Canada. Argues that recent government efforts to address the problem deal with the symptoms only. Cites findings indicating that child and sexual abuse are among the foremost fears of Canadian girls. Concludes that society pays too little attention to violence against women. (DK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Child Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Kilgour, David – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the results of the October 26, 1992, national referendum on the Canadian constitution. Describes the impact of the results on the provinces of western Canada. Concludes that a new national election should be called to resolve further the constitutional issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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