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Alleman, Janet; Brophy, Jere – Social Studies, 1994
Contends that barriers to effective education can be overcome by using the community as a living laboratory for social studies learning. Discusses out-of-school learning opportunities that meet four criteria: (1) goal relevance; (2) appropriate level of difficulty; (3) feasibility; and (4) cost effectiveness. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Cultural Differences
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Chance, Jerry M. – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that the end of the Cold War does not necessarily mean the triumph of democracy. Presents contemporary interpretations of the democratic concepts of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Asserts that responsible action in a democratic society requires continued reflection about values education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Fentress, Debbie – Social Studies, 1993
Describes programs and activities of the Close Up Foundation for special needs students. Explains how the experiential citizenship education activities are adapted for hearing impaired, visually impaired, recent immigrant, Native American, Alaskan Native, Puerto Rican, and Pacific Island nation students. Includes two classrom activities used in…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Citizenship Education, Cultural Differences
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Pugh, Sharon; And Others – Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that, even with the expansion of new electronic media and educational technology, books still represent the widest range of possibilities for providing multiple perspectives on the human experience. Provides a list of 20 books reviewed and recommended in the article. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hepburn, Mary A. – Social Studies, 1993
States that cultural pluralism has been important in U.S. society since the founding of the Republic. Identifies four conceptualizations of pluralism, two based on assimilation and two based on the persistence of multiculturalism. Concludes that a multicultural society that acknowledges common core values is essential to the success of the U.S.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Buell, Frederick – Social Studies, 1993
Asserts that U.S. global awareness has been heightened significantly during the past decade. Contends that increasing economic interdependence has been a primary reason for this trend. States that the objectives of the world studies program at City University of New York Queens College help student understanding of global interdependence and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Developing Nations
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Waterbury, Ronald – Social Studies, 1993
Contends that teaching multicultural courses in social studies often occurs without a complete understanding of the key concept of culture. Asserts that anthropology can provide this understanding because it is interdisciplinary and comparative. Provides four examples of anthropological models to guide multicultural education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Art Expression, Behavior, Cross Cultural Studies
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Zevin, Jack – Social Studies, 1993
Argues that global or world studies should be a key course in the secondary curriculum. Asserts that knowledge of Western culture cannot prepare students adequately for participation in an interdependent world. Describes dominant and alternative approaches to teaching world studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies
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Cushner, Kenneth – Social Studies, 1990
Stresses that the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of the world demands that curriculum and teaching methods be adapted appropriately. Suggests how teachers from a variety of disciplines might emphasize the international dimension of their subject. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)