ERIC Number: EJ536729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Investigating Controversial Issues at Election Time: Political Socialization Research.
Hahn, Carole L.
Social Education, v60 n6 p348-50 Oct 1996
Advocates utilizing an issues-centered approach to teaching controversial political issues in social studies classrooms. Recommends augmenting this approach with the development of a democratic classroom where student views are encouraged and considered. Identifies useful techniques for this approach, including debates, simulations, discussions, and inquiry projects. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Classroom Environment, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Elections, Law Related Education, Open Education, Political Attitudes, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Political Issues, Political Socialization, Politics, Public Affairs Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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