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Tarc, Aparna Mishra – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper conducts an affirmative reading of key constructs of pedagogy, ethics, culture and justice put forth in the texts of Roger Simon. Rereading these texts with, against and across the trajectory of one thinker's thought, the article generates new possibilities for pedagogy in global and contemporary times. The paper demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Ethics, Global Approach
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Horton, Todd A. – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
This paper explores educating for democratic citizenship with a focus on the intersection between reading and values, specifically the nurturing of social responsibility. Using a pre-designed framework for teaching for social responsibility, excerpts from a young adult historical fiction series are used to consider learning possibilities in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility, Citizenship, Young Adults
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Broom, Catherine – Canadian Social Studies, 2010
When Canadian students are asked their perceptions of Mexico, their answers are filled with stereotypes from the media. When they are asked about Darfur, they have no idea what or where Darfur is, or what has occurred there. When they are asked to list the names of famous Canadians they state the names of white men, primarily politicians. When…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum
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McLean, Lorna R.; Cook, Sharon Anne; Crowe, Tracy – Canadian Social Studies, 2006
Judging from public debate and policy, there is renewed interest about the state of young peoples' civic engagement, their character development and their knowledge levels about public issues. At the same time, there are persistent concerns about the narrow and nationalist construction of the very curriculum which should be challenging young…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Teaching Methods, Ethical Instruction, Social Studies
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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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Richardson, George – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Discusses the issue of how and why classroom teachers should develop strategies for questioning the media's tendency to portray globalization in neutral, unproblematic terms. Focuses on two terms, cultural homogenization and Eurocentrism, and describes classroom activities explaining both terms to help students see the effects of globalization.…
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Ethnocentrism
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Couture, J. C. – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Examines strategies students and teachers can use when viewing (and countering) the universal and objective image popular culture diffuses. Focuses on teaching environmental/ecological issues in a grade 11 social studies classroom. Suggests that students must engage texts by "writing themselves" to the conversations these texts initiate.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Films, Foreign Countries
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Dale, Jack – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Provides an annotated list of websites that focus on international human rights. Explains that human rights can be incorporated into curricula whether the focus is on human geography or contemporary global issues. Indicates that the Northern Light search engine produced over 700,000 hits for human rights websites. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Global Approach, Human Geography, Instructional Materials
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Dale, Jack – Canadian Social Studies, 2000
Describes a global issues project in which students modeled the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Discusses project aspects while focusing on the use of the Alta Vista Forum for web-based threaded discussion. (CMK)
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Recommends a social studies activity that combines geography and history within a current events framework to make the curriculum more interesting and challenging to the students. Explains that students investigate natural disasters from around the world and determine the effect humans have on these "natural" occurrences. (CMK)
Descriptors: Current Events, Environment, Geography, Global Approach
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Discusses contemporary, dichotomous views of markets: the global market is "good"; other (more local) markets are bad. Argues that nonglobal markets are viewed as obstacles to the global market that must be removed, despite their roots in local cultures and provision of services not available in the global market. (DSK)
Descriptors: Business, Capitalism, Economic Development, Economics
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Mackwood, Gae – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Discusses the need for global education in the face of economic influences that result in pollution and the exploitation of developing nations. Cites the difficulties faced by less developed countries that try to compete in world trade. Urges educators to teach students to take morally responsible positions on global relations. (SG)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Dhand, Harry – Canadian Social Studies, 1991
Cites research underscoring cooperative learning's value in global education. Examines the nature and structure of cooperative learning and describes the strategies of conflict analysis, reversals, and case studies. Explores the evaluation of and some of the limitations of case studies. Argues that a cooperative approach to global studies can…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conflict, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1997
Notes that the law of competitive advantage, quoted so frequently in support of the global economy, mandates a uniformity of agricultural and economic products. Argues that this systematically selects against the biodiversity of life and reduces nature's capacities to adapt and reproduce in changing biological conditions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Capitalism
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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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