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De La Mare, Danielle M. – Social Studies, 2014
The author argues that in order to create space for authentic multicultural engagement in the face of Eurocentric norms, teachers should form discussion groups that follow five basic guidelines: engage, don't enrage; be comfortable with negative emotion; watch for and change unproductive language; talk about everything; and engage in classroom…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Ethnic Diversity, Discussion Groups, Group Dynamics
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Rapoport, Anatoli – Social Studies, 2006
In December 1984 when the Soviet Union still was an "evil empire" and the United States "encroached on the achievements of Socialism," Ira Jay Winn wrote, "students who scream "Kill the Russkies" or who believe that the Soviets fought against us in World War II... are not simply ignorant of historical facts or…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Public Opinion
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Leahey, Christopher R. – Social Studies, 2005
Reflecting on the current debate on how to teach about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, this article examines Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy: What Our Children Need to Know, one of the several publications produced by the Fordham Institute that…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Politics of Education, Terrorism, Political Attitudes
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Sewell, Alison M.; Fuller, Sue; Murphy, Rosemary C.; Funnell, Barbara H. – Social Studies, 2002
When Creative Problem Solving (CPS) was introduced into social studies programs, the students' participation in the classrooms began to change. They began to assume leadership roles and take on a sense of responsibility; they asked questions and worked cooperatively to decide on social action. In this article, the authors argue that CPS has the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 2, Problem Solving, Social Studies
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Sellen, Robert W. – Social Studies, 1987
Shows how the lack of education about foreign countries leaves Americans ignorant of international issues. Proposes that changes be made in traditional curricula to include international information. Provides a sample lesson to demonstrate how a U.S. history class could fulfill this need. (AEM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Osunde, Egerton – Social Studies, 1984
An analysis of African social studies curricula shows that African students probably study about other countries more than American or British students. Two reforms are needed: in the United States there needs to be more coverage of world affairs; African students ought to learn more about their own countries. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Kaltsounis, Theodore; Shin, Se Ho – Social Studies, 1988
Surveys South Korea's continuing democratization and economic success, characterizing the country as a source of inspiration for the growth of other developing nations. Assesses the forces behind the country's economic progress and the effects of U.S. influence, suggesting what might be taught in U.S. schools regarding South Korea. (GEA)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Economics Education
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Park, Young-Han – Social Studies, 1988
Briefly surveys the geography of both North and South Korea, examining mountain ranges, rivers, soil, and climate. Also discusses the economic activities of South Korea, including industrialization, transportation, population, and the urban system. Provides a map of the Korean peninsula and a table of land area and population by province. (GEA)
Descriptors: Climate, Economic Climate, Economics Education, Foreign Countries
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Lee, John-hee – Social Studies, 1988
Traces the history of Korea from ancient times to the present, discussing the Koryo and Choson Kingdoms, the development of the Republic of Korea, and efforts to unite the country. Examines Korean cultural creativity, the development of new schools of thought, and reforms under Chong Yag-yong, a prominent eighteenth- and nineteenth-century…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Asian History, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits
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Lee, Sang-sup – Social Studies, 1988
Surveys Korean arts and literature of the last 2,000 years, discussing fine arts, performing arts, the Korean language, systems of transcribing Korean sounds, and the beginning of modern Korean literature. Provides an illustration of the Korean language phonetic system and a sampling of Sijo poems in English and Korean. (GEA)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Art History, Asian History, Cultural Influences
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Ihm, Chon-Sun – Social Studies, 1988
Examines South Korea's economic development from being one of the poorest nations in the world in the 1950s to becoming a "rising giant" in international trade. Surveys the path to growth, the reasons for success, and problems and new challenges facing the country as it seeks developed nation status. (GEA)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Shin, Se Ho – Social Studies, 1988
Examines projections about the future of Korea, predicting a highly diversified society built upon industrialization and moving toward an information society. Discusses the growing middle class and its societal implications and considers the effects of the country's increasing democratization. (GEA)
Descriptors: Asian History, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Stidsen, Catherine Berry – Social Studies, 1993
Reports on a year-long effort by one teacher to raise the global consciousness of students in a Canadian secondary school. Describes activities related to peace education, environmental education, and refugees. Asserts that the impact of the effort on the school persisted even after the participating students graduated. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Philbert, Robert E. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a Vietnam veteran teacher's experiences and reactions upon visiting Vietnam during a 1993 study tour. Discusses social changes that have occurred in Vietnam since 1972. Compares the departure from Vietnam in 1972 with the study tour's departure in 1993. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Tomlinson, Carl M. – Social Studies, 1988
Presents a scheme for teaching about Australia which uses the similarities and differences between that country and the United States as an organizational structure. Identifies Australian literature, which is appropriate for supplementing text material, and includes a chart of concepts that can be used for comparing and contrasting the countries.…
Descriptors: Australian Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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