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School Price: $157.95

472 pp.
maps, graphics, and photos, 9.25" x 10.5"


Publication date:
June 2009

Imprint: OUP Canada

Understandings of Ideologies

Debbie Noesgaard, David Yoshida, Rachel Colless, John Fielding and Laura Phui
Project Manager Jessica Pegis

To request the login for the online Teacher's Resource, please send an email to sales.school.ca@oup.com.
To access the ExCite virtual resources, please visit www.learnalberta.ca.

The Understandings of Ideologies text has been developed to fit the Alberta program rationale, philosophy, and vision, and the learning outcomes of the Program of Studies for the 30-2. The text takes an issue-focused approach to the teaching of social sciences that incorporates multiple perspectives, current affairs, and controversial topics.

French version available in August 2009. Please contact Cheneliere Education at www.cheneliere.ca for details.

Sample Chapters: http://www.oupcanada.com/school/30-2_sample_chapters.html

Readership : Grade 12 Applied Social Studies Students - Alberta custom publication.

Part 1: Identity and Ideology
1. Exploring Different Ways of Thinking
2. Exploring Individualism
3. Exploring Collectivism
Part 2: The Origin and Growth of Liberalism
4. Exploring the Roots of Liberalism
5. Responding to Classical Liberalism
6. Reaction to Classical Liberalism
7. Reaction of Classical Liberalism
8. Ideologies in Conflict after World War II
9. Imposing Liberalism
10. Challenging Liberalism
Part 3: The Viability of Liberalism
11. Exploring Democracy in Theory and Practice
12. Economic Economic Equality
13. Exploring Government Choices and Liberalism
14. Reflecting on the Viability of Liberalism
Part 4: Ideology and Citizenship
15. Reflecting on Ideology and Citizenship
16. Taking Action for Change

Debbie Noesgaard is a Teacher at Sir William Van Horne H.S., Calgary Board of Education. David Yoshida is Social Studies Department Head at Grand Centre High School, Cold Lake Alberta. Rachel Colless is a Teacher at John G. Diefenbacker High School, Calgary Board of Education. John Fielding is a Retired Professor, Faculty of Education at Queen's University. Laura Phui is a Teacher at Sir William Van Horne H.S., Calgary Board of Education.

Perspectives on Globalization - Pamela Perry-Globa, Peter Weeks, Victor Zelinski, David Yoshida and Jill Colyer
Living in a Globalizing World - Pamela Perry-Globa, Peter Weeks, Victor Zelinski, David Yoshida and Jill Colyer
Perspectives on Nationalism - Craig Harding, Tom Smith, John Meston, David Yoshida, Edited by Barbara Muirhead, Edited by Heather Sangster, and others
Perspectives on Ideology - John Fielding, Matt Christison, Craig Harding, John Meston, Tom Smith and Doug Zook
Project Manager Jessica Pegis

Special Features

  • Available 2009! Excite for 30-2: an interactive multimedia online companion to Understandings of Ideology from Image Works. Learn more about this exciting resource at http://www.imageworksalberta.com/main.html. Teachers will be able to access Excite on the LearnAlberta.ca website at http://new.learnalberta.ca.
  • Only text for Alberta 30-2 course, approved and authorized by Alberta Education. Up to date, highly visual, specifically designed for the new Program of Studies and accompanied by a Website and virtual CD-ROM with case scenarios.