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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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East, Maurice A. – Social Education, 1986
Reviews changes that have occurred in the study of international relations during the past 10 to 15 years. Among the eight major changes noted are: an increasing amount of research, issues of deterrence and arms control are more prevalent, Third World development and modernization are less prevalent, and research involves more systematic empirical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Relations, Political Science, Social Studies
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Hovde, Peter C. – Social Education, 1988
Presents three television production projects for the college political science classroom: a political television "spot" project, an international press conference simulation, and an international news broadcast project. Offers a comparative evaluation of the projects and makes suggestions for improving the less successful ones. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, News Reporting
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Benoit, Bob; Braun, Joseph A., Jr. – Social Education, 1988
Describes a model for studying and identifying revolution condensed from Crane Brinton's "Anatomy of Revolution." Explains how the characteristics of the model can be applied to hypothetical, historical, and contemporary situations. Outlines the teaching sequence, illustrating how students are taught a historical model and how to apply…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), High Schools, Higher Education, History
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O'Meara, Patrick; Winchester, N. Brian – Social Education, 1987
Provides a brief overview of political and economic developments of the past 25 years in Africa. Maintains this was a period of experimentation with vast differences in the ways in which governments dealt with human and natural problems. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Clark, Todd – Social Education, 1987
Provides background on the political and social roots of the racist policy of apartheid. Describes the violence and the social and economic injustices of the system. Concludes that the South African problem must be viewed as a part of the continuing struggle over the disproportionate distribution of wealth. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Merryfield, Merry M. – Social Education, 1987
Presents the results of an interview which asked 15 South Africans what United States teachers should be teaching about South Africa. Correlates the eight major points made by the South Africans with the contents of the theme articles in this issue of SOCIAL EDUCATION. Includes a list of curriculum materials which covers the issues teachers should…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Fierce, Milfred C. – Social Education, 1987
Maintains that United States foreign policy toward South Africa has been "found wanting" since 1948. Focuses on the failure of President Reagan's policy of "constructive engagement," and details what must be done to bring about an end to apartheid. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Chonco, Seshi – Social Education, 1987
Reviews the historical and cultural roots of the South African system of apartheid. Covers early Dutch settlement, the Anglo-Boer War, the Native Land Act of 1913, and the rise of the National Party. Concludes with a discussion of the different perspectives held by black and white South Africans on the "progress" made in recent years.…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Carstens, Kenneth N. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents a chronology of significant events in the struggle to end white domination in South Africa. The period covered is 1943 to 1986. (JDH)
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Getman, Thomas – Social Education, 1987
Describes the striking dichotomy of South Africa's beauty and the squalor resulting from the apartheid policies of the government. Reviews reactions of black South Africans to recent constitutional changes and details efforts to secure more sweeping reform. Includes stories of several individuals who have taken actions which oppose the system of…
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Constitutional Law, Democracy
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O'Brien, Edward L.; Wilderson, Fawn – Social Education, 1987
Reviews facts and statistics regarding the use of emergency powers by the South African government. Details the effects of restrictions on constitutional rights and reveals that two-thirds of all killings which occurred during the state of emergency were done by security forces. (JDH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Constitutional Law, Court Role, Democracy
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Bigelow, William – Social Education, 1987
Describes realities of "gutter education," the term applied to segregated education for blacks under apartheid in South Africa. Exposes efforts to control learning of students, including excessive use of rote learning methods and state-mandated content exams which promote the status quo. Notes lack of black students' cooperation with…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Clark, Todd, Ed. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents eight letters written by young South Africans which describe what they think United States students should learn about their country. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Developing Nations
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Kuper, Leo – Social Education, 1991
Claims denial of genocide has become a routine defense as a result of the United Nations definition of international crimes. Describes grounds for denial by various governments and list arguments they have made to justify genocidal policies. Argues some academics assist in the process of denial by using revisionist strategies. (NL)
Descriptors: Current Events, Genocide, Government Role, Higher Education