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Dat, Bao – Social Studies, 1995
Discusses social and political changes in southern Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War. Describes anti-U.S. propaganda used in the schools and media in the years immediately following the war. Contends that younger Vietnamese look forward to a closer relationship with the United States and its people. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Communism, Cultural Images, Cultural Interrelationships
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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 1995
Maintains that educators can use Vietnamese history and culture to teach about human-environment interaction, adaptation, and modification. Describes Vietnamese water puppetry and recommends its use in U.S. classrooms. Includes five photographs, a description of water puppetry, and instructional suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kronowitz, Ellen L. – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on experiences and events during an educators' study tour to Vietnam. Maintains that teaching about the Tet holiday can help explain Vietnamese culture and art. Includes an annotated bibliography of 10 recommended teacher resources. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Holidays
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Sweeney, Jo Ann; Foster, Stuart – Social Studies, 1995
Presents an inquiry lesson about social, economic, and political changes in Vietnam since 1986. Discusses the background for the lesson and asserts that students will use processes of inquiry and critical thinking to complete the assignments. Includes instructional materials and suggestions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Asian History, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Change
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Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso – Social Studies, 1995
Reports on a study of the political attitudes and views toward elections among 140 Nigerian secondary students. Argues that, if schools are to play a significant role in Nigeria, it is essential for social studies educators to try to improve the current orientation of students toward elections. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Democratic Values
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DeCoker, Gary – Social Studies, 1989
Illustrates a way social studies teachers can use translation exercises to teach about a geographic region. Uses translations of haiku poetry for this purpose. Students perceive and translate a haiku differently thus experiencing firsthand a fundamental objective of social studies which is understanding differences in perspectives. (GG)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Adeyemi, M. Bamidele – Social Studies, 1989
Delineates the guidelines for preservice education of Nigerian social studies teachers; the way that core social studies courses should be taught; and the qualities expected of social studies teachers. Emphasizes the importance of the role of social studies teachers in Nigerian society. (SLM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hsiung, James C. – Social Studies, 1990
Provides an eyewitness account of the 1989 Tiananmen Square conflict in China. Discusses the discrepancies between outside reports on the conflict and the official video of the government. Analyzes the events of the conflict and outlines mistakes of the tragedy. Suggests actions that need to be taken by China. (RW)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Demonstrations (Civil)
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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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Ellington, Lucien – Social Studies, 1987
Attempts to provide social studies teachers with a more comprehensive understanding of the Japanese economy than can be gleaned from the popular press. Describes the contributions of competitive strategies, technology, capital availability, and education to Japan's economic success. (AEM)
Descriptors: Capital, Competition, Economic Progress, Economics
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Adeyemi, Michael B. – Social Studies, 1986
Provides a brief history of Nigeria and describes the origin and development of present-day social studies instruction. Concludes that while Nigerian social studies instruction appears to be changing from the traditional passive approach to modern activity methods, instruction continues to be organized by traditional disciplines and motivated by…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Democracy
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Doerr, Arthur H. – Social Studies, 1972
Iranians are torn between a desire to change and to modernize and a resistance to depart from well established modes and patterns of life. (Author)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors
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Birchall, Gregory; Faichney, Gavin – Social Studies, 1985
An analysis of elementary social studies textbook series showed that the images presented in the texts do not equate with the reality that most Australians experience. A more realistic approach to teaching about Australia would be to examine the lifestyles of urban Australians. Possible ways of doing this are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Images, Educational Needs, Elementary Education
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Parry, Lindsay J. – Social Studies, 2000
Examines the transplanting of curricular and instructional practices from the United States to the state educational system of Queensland (Australia) from 1969 to 1981. Provides an overview of the involvement of curriculum workers and the contextual influences that impacted their work. Discusses the educators' reaction to the social studies…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Elder, Patricia K.; Sumilo, Erika – Social Studies, 1998
Explains the leadership role taken by the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) in running programs in the transition economies to prepare classroom teachers and teacher educators for teaching the basics of how market economies work. Describes training, curriculum development, and exchange programs conducted by NCEE. (DSK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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