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Bouvier, Victoria – Canadian Social Studies, 2018
I remember the exact day when I received the email inviting me to participate on a panel speaking to the notion of "post-truth," and how perplexed I was by the idea that we, in Canada, might be post-truth or that truth might be dead (Scherer, 2017). Post-truth is defined as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Ethics, Cultural Influences
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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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Boffa, Adriana – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
With public debates surrounding the removal of historical monuments in Canada (e.g., statues of, or schools named after, John A. Macdonald) and the United States (e.g., Confederate monuments), at times the voices of those who are most directly affected by their presence can be either drowned out or left out of the conversation entirely. It seems…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations
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Couture, J-C – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
A recent study that surveyed close to 500 Alberta social studies teachers concluded that irreconcilable pressures "point to tensions between the formal program of studies and its prescribed outcomes, and the realities and complexities of classrooms where teachers attempt to realize good practices" (Alberta Teachers' Association, 2016, p,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys
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Taylor, Lisa – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
In this article, I contextualize and outline my use of testimonial literature, including orature, by residential school survivors in a preservice course focused on building practices of witness-­as-study (Simon & Eppert, 2005). My theorization of the course curriculum and pedagogy draws on key texts by Roger Simon as a means of proposing…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Experience, Canada Natives
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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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Scott, David – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This paper reports on a study exploring ways in which five experienced teachers interpreted and responded to a curricular initiative in Alberta calling for teachers to help students see social studies through multiple perspective lenses representing Aboriginal (and Francophone) communities. Over the course of the study, which focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Reynolds, Graham – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Argues for the integration of aboriginal content into social studies by teaching First Nations history as Canadian history. Provides an overview of this integrated history, focusing on Atlantic Canada. Addresses such topics as extending the coverage 10,000 years prior, the parallel between human history and environmental change, and cultural…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Exchange, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Crain, Cheryl J. – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Describes a social studies cultural exchange program between a public school and a Canadian native school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Outlines how the students became mutual inquirers into one another's cultures. Explores the activities and reports on the interactions among students, teachers, and parents. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Differences, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Exchange
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Describes a Canadian Indian teacher's experiences with racial discrimination. Reports that Indians are scrutinized, particularly in small towns, out of mistrust and unfamiliarity. Calls for a commitment to act on the problem. Argues that teachers must examine their own attitudes and beliefs, learn about contemporary Canadian peoples, and pass the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Canada Natives, Cultural Pluralism
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Reviews books on Canadian Indian history for use by history teachers. Argues that this selection of books will help stimulate student interest in history by making the curriculum more relevant and by using seldom-presented materials. Provides ideas for further sources of information about Canadian Indian history. (DSK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Canada Natives
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Discusses the feelings of displacement and alienation suffered by members of aboriginal groups who must leave their communities to attend institutions of higher education. Notes specific problems encountered by these individuals and suggests some solutions that can ameliorate the lack of cultural support in urban areas. (DSK)
Descriptors: Alienation, American Indians, Canada Natives, Canadian Studies
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Suggests that geography instruction is an ideal opportunity for reinforcing culture and identity among First Nations people. Discusses the issue of culture and some sources of opposition to teaching culture on Indian reserves. Points to themes that can subtly integrate cultural lessons with geography lessons. (DSK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Cultural Background, Culture
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Addresses some of the frustration felt by Canada's indigenous Indian population regarding the lack of attention afforded them in recent federal elections. Discusses Indian reaction to the Canadian Government's White Paper on Aboriginal peoples. Canadian natives felt this document actually represented a step backward in their struggle for equality.…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Educational Research, Elections, Federal Aid
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