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Schug, Mark C.; McCorkle, Sarapage; Morton, John S. – Social Studies, 1998
Describes two books of curriculum materials published by the National Council on Economic Education regarding the Central and East European transition economies: (1) "Economies in Transition: Command to Market" (1997); and (2) "From Plan to Market: Teaching Ideas for Social Studies, Economics, and Business Classes" (1997). (DSK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Richburg, Robert W.; Nelson, Barbara J. – Social Studies, 1991
Presents a cooperative two-day geography lesson in which student teams research and reach consensus about where in Western Europe they would like to live. Discusses use of the Jigsaw method in the lesson. Provides background information about 12 Western European countries. Explains how the lesson fulfills content and process objectives. (CH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Decision Making
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Schuchart, Kelvin – Social Studies, 1986
Maintains that social studies students need to realize the relationship of the European Economic Community to the United States in order to understand the trade bonds that exist between us. Briefly reviews the history of the Community, outlines its Common Agricultural Policy, and provides situations for classroom role playing. (JDH)
Descriptors: Economics Education, European History, High Schools, History Instruction
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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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Contreras, Gloria – Social Studies, 1990
Summarizes reviews of research in the "Handbook of Research on Social Studies Teaching and Learning," concerning international perspectives. Analyzes social studies research in England, Eastern Europe, and Africa, seeing modern citizenship as a unifying theme. Stresses the value to U.S. educators of comparative cross-national studies.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange