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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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Gibson, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Describes classroom activities designed to make an elementary class' study of people's contributions to Alberta's (Canada) history more culturally relevant for both the native and non-native students. The activities centered on student research of famous local people of the past. The projects included writing assignments, interviews, and artworks.…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Awareness, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Briefly discusses the adjustment process that non-native teachers go through when teaching Canadian native students. Notes some of the cultural differences between the two groups including concepts of time, conflict resolution, and respect. Concludes that the ever-changing nature of native culture requires teachers to be flexible. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Conflict, Educational Policy
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Discusses the shift in thinking among the current generation of young Canadian Indians. Political attitudes have moved from an accommodating stance (Kiyam) to a more committed and confrontational position (Semac). Briefly addresses why some Indians prefer to stay on reservations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Ethnic Discrimination
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Maintains that, over the past 25 years, Native Americans in Canada have managed to gain control of their own educational systems. Contends that, with the current political structure, achieving and maintaining continuity and stability is difficult but not impossible. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy