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Dumas, Wayne; Dumas, Alesia – Social Studies, 1996
Investigates civic education curricular reform in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Discusses the problems inherent in reforming an entire educational system, from textbooks to teachers, originally designed for Marxist-Leninist purposes. Examines the German state educational structure and the role that the main political parties play in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Garland, James – Social Studies, 1991
Presents a teacher's report on personal reactions and attitudes of both German students and teachers toward German reunification. Information was obtained through interviews during a week stay in Germany in March 1990. Includes many quotes expressing fear of nationalism and hope for the future, and recognizing social and economic problems Germany…
Descriptors: Current Events, Economic Factors, European History, Foreign Countries
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Kirkwood, Toni Fuss – Social Studies, 1991
Presents commentaries concerning German reunification made by prominent German intellectuals. Focuses on social and economic adjustments necessary for successful reunification. Lists topics for classroom discussion and suggests how to examine the implications of reunification from a global perspective. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Democratic Values, Economic Change
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Krause, Horst – Social Studies, 1986
Using examples from Germany, the USSR, and the United States, this article explores the inconsistency of nationalism and chauvinist pride with the commonality of human nature as represented in the values, convictions, creeds, morals, and ethics of the people in these countries. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Awareness, European History, High Schools