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ERIC Number: EJ772576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Creating Strategies to Deal with Problems of Teaching Controversial Issues in Social Studies Education in African Schools
Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis
Intercultural Education, v18 n3 p231-242 Aug 2007
The teaching of controversial issues has been widely viewed as preparing students for effective citizenship and, as such, is regarded as inevitable in social studies classrooms if students are to be able to think intelligently and to participate effectively in society. However, the effective implementation of issue-centered education in African schools, particularly in the area of social studies, is replete with problems. This paper examines those problems and concludes with some suggestions as to how controversial issues could be handled in our classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Botswana