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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Political cartoons are animated through visual analogies that imply a likeness between the event portrayed in the image and the issue on which the cartoonist is making comment. Although many kinds of analogies can be used, meanings arise as the viewer is able to recognize and interpret them. This becomes difficult, though, when a cartoon's analogy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Politics, Cartoons
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Notes that there is a rich literature within social studies education promoting the teaching of controversial issues. Observes that, despite this, teachers continue to be cautious, only giving controversies a token nod in curricula. Suggests four reasons why controversial content continues to be difficult for teachers to implement. (DSK)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Believes that it is important to teach about controversial issues in social studies but contends that not all controversial issues are suitable for the classroom. Suggests three categories of selection criteria (curricular, student, and community considerations) in order to decide on what types of issues are appropriate for the classroom. (CMK)
Descriptors: Community Influence, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making, Educational Benefits
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Recommends integrating global education objectives in a low-key manner through the questions and examples that the teacher interjects into classroom discussions. Articulates four foci that can serve as entry points for global education in many discussions. These include moral issues, systems approach, and reflexive inquiry. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Enrichment
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the place of global education in the curriculum. Points out that global education's relationships to other subjects is still confused and that empirical research regarding its aims is weak. Contends that the growth of global education is dependent on more conceptual research and development. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Reviews the "Curriculum Guidelines for Multicultural Education," revised and published by the National Council for the Social Studies in 1992. Finds that the guidelines emphasize the total school environment and do not depend on the social studies curriculum alone to teach about cultural diversity. Contends that Canadian educators and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment