This paper compares the similarities and differences in Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia’s Social Studies curriculum documents. It finds a number of similarities in the curriculum documents including in structural form, aims, and content. It also finds some differences based on historical contingencies and regional conditions. The paper then analyses possible reasons for the similarities and differences found, with a focus on key individuals involved and contexts, and comments on whether calls for a national Social Studies curriculum should be implemented.
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"Social Studies in Three Canadian Provinces: A Comparative Exploration,"
Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cie-eci/vol44/iss1/4