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Social Education, 2015
Within the United States, education has long been valued as a means of fostering the growth and development of each person in order to realize the democratic ideals of freedom, equality, non-discrimination, and respect for the rights of all. In an increasingly globalized world and within the United States itself, this growth and development must…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Social Education, 2006
The contemporary social studies curriculum remains surprisingly far from gender balanced. Women in the social studies are placed marginally--except for the large number of teachers and teacher educators who happen to be women. Teachers motivated to include women in global education or world history courses confront numerous problems, including…
Descriptors: Novels, Females, Social Studies, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Karran, Stephanie W.; Berson, Michael J.; Mason, Cheryl L. – Social Education, 2001
Discusses the creation of the project, "Internet2," that was developed due to concerns about the Internet's ability to meet educational and research needs. Explains that "Internet2" is seen as a vehicle to ease concerns and also be a useful tool in teacher education. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Ochoa-Becker, Anna S. – Social Education, 2001
Critiques the 1994 curriculum standards by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), "Expectation of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies," stating that there is a need for revised standards. Focuses on three main criticisms of the NCSS social studies standards. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Reardon, Betty; And Others – Social Education, 1983
The schools must confront and deal with the issues of the nuclear weapons controversy on pain of ceasing to be relevant to the critical needs of the rising generation. Every aspect of the nuclear arms controversy needs to be discussed in secondary and university classrooms. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Nuclear Warfare
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Social Education, 1983
The Committee on the Present Danger, Inc., the Committee of Atomic Bomb Survivors in the United States, the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima, two authors, physics and education professors, an English and history teacher, and a high school student comment on nuclear education. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Nuclear Warfare
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Eden, John Michael; Ryan, John Paul – Social Education, 1999
Explores the importance of race in the United States as a means to questioning the necessity of affirmative-action laws. Presents different perspectives on the pros and cons of affirmative action in hiring practices and educational admissions. Asserts that the laws prohibiting affirmative action in Washington and California demonstrate the…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education
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Hicks, David – Social Education, 2000
Presents an interview with James Loewen who wrote "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong" and "Lies Across America: What our Historic Sites and Monuments Get Wrong." Focuses on topics such as what led him to write these two books and why they are popular. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Books, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Whelan, Michael – Social Education, 1995
Criticizes the very notion of national standards for history. Maintains that the interpretative nature of historical study does not lend itself to the establishment of a single set of curricular standards. Argues that the most effective means of improving history instruction is to improve education for history teachers. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bias, Conservatism, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the problem of ethnocentrism in the educational system of the United States. Suggests that knowledge needs to be redefined to reflect a multicultural view of the world rather than reflecting an "us against them" outlook. Argues that the humanities need to be decentered so that minority students are not alienated. (DK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Tatum, Beverly Daniel – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the development of racial identity in African-American students. Describes different strategies of minority students to get along in white schools. Includes racelessness, immersion, and oppositional identity. Suggests that academic success is viewed by the African-American student's peers as trying to be white. Argues that the curriculum…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black History, Black Students, Curriculum Enrichment
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Leming, James S. – Social Education, 1989
Discusses the division within the social studies profession between the social studies theorists and the practitioners. Points out the complexity of citizenship as the foundation for social studies. Suggests that theorists need to engage in dialogue within their profession and with the practitioners. (SLM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Faculty, Educational Objectives, Educational Researchers
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Janger, Stephen A. – Social Education, 1988
Identifies experiential learning as an exceptional method for improving citizenship education. States that experiential activities are powerful motivators for high school students, they should be available to all students, and the needs of special populations (recent immigrants) be recognized. Advocates incentives for social studies achievement,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
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Martin, David S.; Saif, Philip – Social Education, 1987
Presents the case for adding more political science, economics, and history coursework to existing social science requirements for teacher preparation. Provides examples of how each of the three disciplines can contribute to teaching and concludes with five recommendations for implementing reform. JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economics, Higher Education, History
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Grambs, Jean Dresden – Social Education, 1987
Maintains that indifference, inertia, and ideology have kept much of the new scholarship about women out of current courses and textbooks. Speculates on reasons for this resistance to change. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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