Amy von Heyking

Amy von Heyking
University of Lethbridge · Faculty of Education

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Historians have suggested that Alberta’s child-centred curriculum known as the “Enterprise curriculum,” which was introduced in 1936, was not fully implemented because teachers struggled with assessment of students’ learning. This historical case study reveals that the program included a theory of assessment consisting of four major principles, con...
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In 1986, Chad Gaffield challenged historians to go “back to school” in order to better understand children’s experiences. This article addresses the historiographical approaches historians have used since 1986 to elucidate continuity and change in the contexts and cultures of schools, and the content of instruction. The history of schooling context...
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The chapter describes an oral history project integrated into a History of Canadian Education course in a preservice teacher education program. The course addressed the overarching critical inquiry question: To what extent has contemporary schooling been shaped by its history? Over the term, the students investigated related questions that explored...
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History, civics, and social studies courses in Canadian schools have always represented some official understanding of Canadian citizenship, even Canadian identity. They have prepared children for citizenship and the exercise of their adult duties in the community. As historian Ken Osborne argues, citizenship remains a “flexibly protean” term, chan...
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In this article, I analyse how schools in Alberta have defined the province's identity and its role in Confederation. During two eras, the 1930s and the 1980s, social studies curriculum and teaching resources contained assertions of provincial uniqueness. In the late 1930s, the progressive curriculum implemented in Alberta's schools represented the...
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Concerns about the "Americanization" of Canadian schools have been raised frequently throughout the history of Canadian education. Fear of American influence was behind the requirement in the 1816 Common School Act in Upper Canada that all teachers take an oath of allegiance to the Crown. It was the reason for the strong promotion of the colonies'...
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We have been teaching history in Alberta schools for a very long time. In the early years of the 20 th century, the purpose of that teaching was clearly stated. Elementary school children should learn about the distinguished men of Canadian and British history: "Discussion of the chief excellences and defects in their character [will] teach moral d...
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AbSTRACT In the mid-1930s, in the midst of economic depression, social turmoil and political upheaval, the province of Alberta introduced an innovative progressive school curriculum, consist-ing of the "enterprise" approach and the replacement of history courses with Social Studies. Historians who have examined this revision, like Robert Patterson,...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Calgary, 1996. Includes bibliographical references (p. 474-490). Photocopy.

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