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Smith, Bryan – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
Author Bryan Smith agrees that critiques of Sir John A. Macdonald, and Cornwallis as unworthy of public commemoration are warranted and necessary, particularly as each was instrumental in cementing settler-colonial projects of dominion and erasure of Indigenous populations. However, he observes that each figure is but one point (or multiple) in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Disadvantaged
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Farley, Lisa; Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This special issue of "Canadian Social Studies" is dedicated to Roger I. Simon. Simon's scholarship bequeaths to theorists, teachers, and curators across Canada and beyond a theory of education that opens up responsibilities to past and present others. The papers gathered for this special issue address many of the difficulties that he…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Best Practices
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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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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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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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McMurty, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Presents an interesting metaphorical critique of the current enthusiasm for the global market and the free market system. Delineates 10 defining principles of a fundamentalist theological doctrine and then suggests replacing the term "global market" with "Supreme Ruler." Criticizes free market capitalism as being occasionally…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Criticism, Economic Factors, Economic Impact
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Kelebay, Yarema Gregory – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Discusses changes in the writing of Canadian historical writing during the past two decades. Argues that neo-Marxism and socialism form the current model on which most Canadian historiography is based. Concludes that Canadian history teaching suffers from this trend. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Contends that evaluating teaching is just as important as evaluating students. Argues that most teacher evaluation does not examine what students actually learn from the teacher. Recommends the use of written entry performance tests and subsequent written tests to evaluate teaching effectiveness. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Describes the reaction of Canadian Indians to the issues of taxes, self-government, and the nature of the relationship between the Canadian government and the tribes. Suggests that diverse cultural views necessitate communication. Argues that the real question of taxes is whether the government or the tribe will be the tax collector. (DK)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Canada Natives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Craig, Cheryl – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Suggests the integration of science, technology, and society themes into existing elementary social studies curricula. Surveys works representing the philosophical basis for science, technology, and society. Includes suggestions for use of technology and society themes at each grade level of elementary school. (DK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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Glassford, Larry A. – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Presents a critique of an article by Chuck Chamberlin arguing for a political action model of social studies instruction in elementary schools. Suggests 10 reasons why this approach may not be advisable. Argues that Chamberlin's suggestions lean heavily on a U.S. study that may not be relevant to Canadian society. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education
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