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Osborne, Ken – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Focuses on the use of storytelling as a means of teaching history. Explores the ideas presented by Charles McMurry in his handbook "Special Method in History" that addresses the use of stories in teaching. States that McMurry thought history could be interesting and tangible for even the youngest child. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Practices
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Osborne, Ken – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Asserts that the two problems with history teaching in Canada are the failure of historians to engage with the schools and the inability of many history teachers to feel at home in their subject. Reviews five crises in the teaching of history over the last 100 years. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Osborne, Ken – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Reports on an analysis of history textbooks used in Canadian schools during the 1930s. Presents a set of six criteria used by the evaluators. Concludes that the textbook study is a reminder of the period when the social studies curriculum was the subject of political criticism from the left. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries