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Wegner, Gregory – Social Education, 1996
Advocates using the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Curriculum Standards as a central supportive resource for all social studies methods courses. Observes several preservice teachers as they integrate guidelines from the Standards into their lesson presentations. Includes a discussion of their peer evaluation process. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation
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McGuire, Margit – Social Education, 1996
Utilizes one teacher's experience with the storyline technique to present a frank appraisal of the problems and opportunities inherent in this interdisciplinary method. Maintains that a comprehensive rethinking is needed in both the social studies curriculum and teacher education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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De Simone, Deborah M. – Social Education, 1996
Identifies three major educational problems facing Eastern Europe. These are the development of a new philosophy of education, new methodologies of education, and new methods of training teachers. Examines the first tentative steps in these efforts and discusses educational financial problems. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives
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Friedlander, Henry – Social Education, 1991
Discusses the availability and utility of the various types of documentation that historians and students can use to research the German government's systematic extermination of the Jews, the Gypsies, and the handicapped during the 1930s and 1940s. Available documents include government records, private agency records, trial records, and…
Descriptors: Archives, Diaries, European History, Genocide
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Milton, Sybil – Social Education, 1991
Documents the systematic extermination of Jews, Gypsies, Blacks, and the handicapped by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Notes eugenic and racial measures such as forced sterilization of mulatto and handicapped children were used. Discusses Nazi policies of deportations and mass murder. Identifies need for research to explain the racial context of…
Descriptors: Blacks, Context Effect, Disability Discrimination, Discriminatory Legislation
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Tyrnauer, Gabrielle – Social Education, 1991
Traces the systematic murder of 250,000-500,000 Gypsies by the Nazis in the 1930s. Concludes little scholarship has been completed on this incident. States that files documenting the systematic extermination of these people on the grounds of Nazi claims to national security, genetic health, racial purity, and crime prevention are now available at…
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Countries, Genocide, Government Role
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Fernekes, William R. – Social Education, 1991
Outlines a teaching unit, appropriate for grades seven through college, that helps students understand the nature of the United Nations definition of genocide. Questions the adequacy of that definition. Provides four classroom teaching scenarios for a cluster of five to eight class periods, culminating with students writing an essay about…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Definitions, Genocide, Higher Education
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Guiness, Os – Social Education, 1990
Examines the current relationship between religious liberty and U.S. democracy. Presents a proposal to reforge the U.S. public philosophy according to the notion of chartered pluralism that celebrates the diversity embodied in the First Amendment. Ties this to the conflict between communitarianism and libertarianism. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Democratic Values
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Creel, Austin – Social Education, 1990
Describes summer institutes funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and offered by the University of Florida and designed for Florida teachers whose courses include topics about religion. Notes that the Supreme Court has endorsed teaching about religion where appropriate. (DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Brakel, Arthur – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that most history students realize that primary sources are the cornerstone of written history. Contends that, when students understand that written history reflects the historian's personal insights, biases, and limitations, they discover both the pleasure and peril of studying history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Thompson, Garland L. – Social Education, 1989
Recommends education and work experience needed for minorities to enter the journalism profession. States that extracurricular work is a necessary supplement to a good education. Provides suggestions for the job search, and includes a realistic portrayal of the difficulties minority journalists have in the workplace. (LS)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education
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Stone, Kirk – Social Education, 1989
Based on an interview with U.S. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, this article surveys several of the projects launched by the Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution. These projects include: the National Historical Pictorial Map Contest; the Bicentennial School Recognition Program; the Bicentennial Educational Grant Program; and the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Higher Education
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Gray, Leslie; Burroughs, Wynell – Social Education, 1987
Using a copy of a February 1937 letter from the publisher of the Gannett newspapers as a discussion springboard, this article provides historical background and teaching suggestions for addressing the issue of the separation of powers through Franklin Roosevelt's attempt to 'pack' the Supreme Court. (JDH)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
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Popkewitz, Thomas S. – Social Education, 1987
Summarizes the Holmes and Carnegie reports and examines their major recommendations. The analysis points out the contradictory nature of the reforms, their conservative implications, and the lack of scholarly arguments to support such assertions. (DH)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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Popkewitz, Thomas S. – Social Education, 1987
Offers an overview of significant changes proposed by the Holmes and Carnegie reports. Criticizes the reports for assuming that means are separate from ends and form from content. Contends the reports ignore available scholarship, leaving unchallenged thinking and practices in teaching and teacher education. (DH)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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