George Richardson, PhD

George Richardson, PhD, is a retired Professor and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He joined the U of Alberta in 1999 after more than 20 years of classroom experience as a social studies teacher.

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A Bold Return to the 19th Century

A former social studies educator and curriculum specialist with more than 40 years experience as a classroom teacher in Alberta and an Education Faculty member at the University of Alberta, explains that the current draft version of the social studies curriculum is a retrograde document that is wholly inappropriate in its structure, content and objectives.