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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Castigates the supposed "knowledge-based economy" as simply a public relations smokescreen covering up the free market exploitation of people and resources serving corporate interests. Discusses the many ways that private industry, often with government collusion, has controlled or denied dissemination of information to serve its own interests.…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Computer Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Ponders where religion fits into public education and whether religious corporations should be kept out of public schools. Concludes that the moral principles found in religion should be taught through exploration of world religions only if the instruction is informed and adheres to ultimate principles and values by which to live. (CMK)
Descriptors: Church Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Institutional Role
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Valk, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Discusses the historical shift from teaching religion to teaching about religion. Calls for teachers to develop a greater understanding of religious diversity, its role in shaping lives, and the effect it has on historical change. Offers suggestions and resources designed to assist social studies educators to teach meaningfully about religion.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Political Influences, Religion Studies
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English, Leona – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Suggests that when teaching religion in schools, teachers should use a narrative approach that is rooted in the grand narrative of Scripture. Investigates the practical implications of teaching through the narrative approach and cites specific literature. Gives teachers a list of questions to assist them when choosing literature for religious…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Critical Thinking, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shields, Patricia – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Compares students' perceptions of democracy through two similar class activities presented in second- and twelfth-grade classes. Finds that both groups of students defined democracy within their own contexts and settings; one difference was that the older students' perceptions and the issues they dealt with were broader. (CMK)
Descriptors: Association (Psychology), Authoritarianism, Community, Curiosity
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Dale, Jack – Canadian Social Studies, 1998
Presents statistics on students' belief in God and their lack of knowledge about various religions to justify the inclusion of religion studies in school systems. Gives a variety of Web sites for teachers planning to include religion studies in their classrooms. Covers topics such as curriculum, listservs, and indices of religions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Creationism, Cultural Pluralism, Evolution
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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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Clark, Penney – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Argues that textbooks are still important to social studies instruction and promotes the comparison of outdated textbooks to current ones as a means for developing students' critical thinking. Asserts that textbooks should be considered as another tool for instruction alongside computers in order to provide students with a wide range of resources.…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Computers, Critical Thinking, Educational Benefits
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Werner, Walt – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Believes that it is important to teach about controversial issues in social studies but contends that not all controversial issues are suitable for the classroom. Suggests three categories of selection criteria (curricular, student, and community considerations) in order to decide on what types of issues are appropriate for the classroom. (CMK)
Descriptors: Community Influence, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Decision Making, Educational Benefits
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Waters, Scott D. – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Contends that integrating children's literature into the social studies classroom makes social studies content relevant, brings history to life, fosters the development of social studies skills, facilitates understanding of abstract concepts, and provides students with role models. Offers guidelines for choosing children's literature and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education
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Fenwick, Tara J.; Parsons, Jim – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Explains that a portfolio is a collection of student work that reflects the course content and is assembled by the student in a folder or binder over a specified period of time. Discusses how to use portfolios, the benefits of using portfolios as assessment tools, and potential concerns teachers need to address. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Learning Processes
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Evans, Mark; Hawes, Reg; Shain, Christine – Canadian Social Studies, 1999
Discusses the reasons and benefits for using portfolio assessment in social studies and history classrooms. Describes three approaches of portfolio design: (1) assessment portfolio; (2) working portfolio; and (3) showcase or display portfolio. Addresses the challenges involved when utilizing portfolio assessment. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Explores the conflict between education and market goals. Observes that free enterprise differs in goals, motivation, methods, and standards of excellence. Argues that the conflict between the two sets of values is a crisis that is going unnoticed. Suggests that education can lift the market system and serve its needs for literate and numerate…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System, Higher Education
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Gibson, Susan – Canadian Social Studies, 1992
Argues for increased attention to current events in social studies instruction. Suggests using mass media sources to supplement contemporary affairs teaching. Recommends that teachers create learning centers and display areas; encourage students to maintain current affairs folders, scrapbooks, journals, and learning logs; give current affairs…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Current Events, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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McMurtry, John – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Describes adolescent development in a family where children were treated as equal partners in decision making and behavior. Maintains that adolescents will grow from the relationship of shared power and responsibility. Discusses issues such as sexuality, television viewing, and athletics. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Athletics, Parent Child Relationship
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