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Ethier, Marc-Andre; Lefrancois, David – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
This article is divided into two sections. The first section reviews the national high school history programs in Quebec from 1905 onward. It focuses on the national and civic identity developed through the programs, as well as on political wrangles over their identity-building goals. Because the Quebec public school system was denominational, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Citizenship Education, Social Justice
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Gibson, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
The author has been teaching pre-service elementary social studies teachers for over 20 years and one thing that always astonishes her is how "fuzzy" they are about why social studies is taught as a subject in schools. When she asks this question in her undergraduate social studies methods classes, she usually gets specific…
Descriptors: Current Events, Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Misco, Thomas – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
Social capital, moral education, and citizenship education are three big ideas fundamental to the health of any democratic state. Yet exactly what these terms mean is a source of much contention and divergent thinking. Bringing some clarity to the three might help the cause of bolstering their prominence in educational discourse and reform.…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Creative Thinking
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Cohen, Aviv – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
The field of civic education is one that encompasses an abundance of topics and issues. In an attempt to bring some much needed clarity to this field, this conceptual study will question the way different epistemological conceptions of citizenship and education influence the characteristics of civic education. Offering a new conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Epistemology, Classification, Teaching Methods
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McVeigh, Ryan; Barnett, Jennifer – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
In this paper we argue that the inherent flaw in the current Ontario civics curriculum is that it is too heavily influenced by the functional aspects of "what is" Canada, rather than giving the opportunity to experience the emotional qualities of what it means to be Canadian. Creating a community of learners based on the caveats of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Civics, Foreign Countries
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Chareka, Ottilia; Nyemah, Joseph; Manguvo, Angellar – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
In democratic societies the level of citizens' civic engagement and inclusion in all forms of democratic participation is crucial in maintaining social cohesion and a vibrant democracy. In the historical development of Canada's demographic, political, socio-economic and cultural systems, immigration continues to play an influential role. Our paper…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Thompson, Laura A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2004
Beginning in the early 20th century, the role of citizenship as an organizing concept has been significant in the teaching of social studies. The central aim of the social studies was the production of "good citizens," and the main focus of the Alberta social studies curriculum has ultimately become developing "responsible"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Junior High Schools
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McKay, Roberta – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Questions whether current social studies curriculum units and learning activities contribute to the goals of citizenship education. Contends that student attitudes about citizenship are seldom affected by typical social studies instruction. Asserts that teachers must understand and accept larger educational goals and develop classroom activities…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary 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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Risinger, C. Frederick – Canadian Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that, although the ERIC system was established for U.S. educators, it has become an international database. Asserts there is more interest in Canada among U.S. social studies educators than many Canadians may think. Provides an annotated bibliography of 11 ERIC documents and articles dealing with Canadian studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Computer Uses in Education
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Chamberlin, Chuck – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses student responses to a fourth grade teacher's efforts to engage students in social action. Indicates that most students felt they could be passive good citizens and that social action would fail anyway. Argues that schools need to promote active citizenship. Examines an alternative model of citizenship education that promotes individual…
Descriptors: Activism, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making
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Mackwood, Gae – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses the plan to restructure northern Quebec's landscape through the James Bay hydroelectric project. Suggests that the project offers opportunities to study development versus preservation, federal versus provincial powers, and the conflict between business and Native communities. Explores the need to teach students to care about social…
Descriptors: American Indians, Citizenship Education, Current Events, Economic Development
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Promotes teaching human rights at every educational level in conjunction with the United Nations-declared Human Rights Year. Provides World Wide Web addresses for resources on human rights and the Human Rights Year, including the United Nations and Amnesty International. Summarizes UN-suggested guidelines for human rights commemoration…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Educational Resources
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Clark, Penney – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Traces challenges to history's place in Canadian school curricula during the 20th century. Argues that while citizenship goals have provided the rationale for teaching history, history as a vehicle of citizenship education has come under assault. Considers the question of inclusion in the historical narrative and how it has been addressed. (DSK)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development
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Al-Qahtani, Salem Ali Salem – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Argues that social studies in Saudi Arabia has gone through three periods since the 1920s. Reviews the first two periods as an introduction to contemporary developments. Notes the goals of social studies in Saudi Arabia. Reviews the results of a series of studies on the social studies curriculum and instruction. (DSK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Educational History
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