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Misco, Thomas; Shiveley, James – Social Studies, 2016
Although social justice is an overarching goal of most every department of teacher education, college of education, and US College or University, it is rarely an identified goal for K-12 schools. We contend that the field of social studies education also substantively focuses on social justice, and as such, this article clarifies the ways in which…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Personality, Reflection
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Akhan, Nadire Emel – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The purpose of this research is to measure how effective the use of art activities is at achieving the goals of social studies program and to introduce a model practice that social studies teachers can follow. Accordingly, certain objectives were selected from among the main objectives of social studies program and the activities prepared for a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Social Studies, Grade 8
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Seechaliao, Thapanee – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
This paper describes lecturers' behaviors and beliefs regarding social media in higher education at the Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University. Thirty-one lecturers were surveyed about their attitudes toward the use of social media in their classes. Their responses were analyzed using arithmetic mean and standard deviation. The results are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Ozan, Ceyhun; Kincal, Remzi Y. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of formative assessment practices on students' academic achievement, attitudes toward lessons, and self-regulation skills in the fifth-grade social studies class. Mixed method research was used to conduct the study. The research group consisted of 45 students in the fifth grade of a secondary…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Darvin, Ron; Norton, Bonny – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
A necessary component of the neoliberal mechanisms of globalization, migration addresses the economic and labor needs of postindustrial countries while producing new modes of social fragmentation and inequality (Crompton, 2008). As migrant students insert themselves into segmented spaces, their countries of origin are themselves implicated in a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Class, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Maloy, Robert; Trust, Torrey; Kommers, Suzan; Malinowski, Allison; LaRoche, Irene – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This exploratory study examines the use of 3D technology by teachers and students in four middle school history/social studies classrooms. As part of a university-developed 3D Printing 4 Teaching & Learning project, teachers integrated 3D modeling and printing into curriculum topics in world geography, U.S. history, and government/civics.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Stefansen, Kari; Smette, Ingrid; Strandbu, Åse – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
As part of an ethnographic study on young people and learning (the knowledge in motion across contexts of learning project, set in Norway), we interviewed a diverse sample of parents of young teenagers, many of whom were active in organized sports. The parents described their level of involvement in sport in a way that contrasted sharply to our…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Parent Participation, Ethnography, Interviews
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Vaughn, Sharon; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Roberts, Greg; Wanzek, Jeanne; Stillman-Spisak, Stephanie J.; Solis, Michael; Simmons, Deborah – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a content acquisition and reading comprehension treatment implemented by eighth-grade social studies teachers. Using a within-teacher design, the eighth-grade teachers' social studies classes were randomly assigned to treatment or comparison conditions. Teachers (n = 5) taught the same instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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Stuij, Mirjam – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
According to Bourdieu, habitus is an important, and class-specific, foundation for behaviour. However, he hardly explained how the habitus is acquired. Based on Bernstein's elaboration on the various contexts in which group-specific behavioural principles are acquired, this article demonstrates how young children of two divergent social classes…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Personality Traits, Case Studies, Socialization
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Wu, Zhongling; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Hu, Bi Ying; He, Jinbo; Fan, Xitao – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The study explored the validity of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) in a sample of over 4,000 preschool children (aged 3--5 years old) in China. Multiple approaches were used to examine the validity of SSIS-RS in the Chinese cultural context, including confirmatory factor analysis, convergent and discriminant validity…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Lee, June; Lee, Yunoug; Kim, Mi Hwa – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Schools in South Korea are experiencing problems such as bullying and school violence, so solutions are needed. Developing students' empathy could reduce or prevent these problems. Thus, the purpose of this study was to apply an empathy-based learning model to elementary social studies classes and document its effects on students' empathy at…
Descriptors: Empathy, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Bullying
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Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Family has an undeniable influence upon the career construction of higher education (HE) students, since it is a primary source of their socialisation. This article presents a qualitative analysis of 30 interviews conducted with first-year students, aimed at understanding the relationship between family sociocultural status and career choice and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Family Influence, Sociocultural Patterns
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Jones, Stephanie M.; Kim, James; LaRusso, Maria; Kim, Ha Yeon; Selman, Robert; Uccelli, Paola; Barnes, Sophie; Donovan, Suzanne; Snow, Catherine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Word Generation (WG) is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. The program consists of weekly units that introduce 5 high-utility target words through brief passages designed to spark active examination and discussion of contemporary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Middle School Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Group Discussion
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Edannur, Sreekala – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study is conducted to understand the relative contributions of planned behavior and social capital on educational continuation decisions of VIII standard students belonging to backward class in India. Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC) are the three social groups dealt as backward classes in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Socioeconomic Background, Educational Attainment, Intentional Learning
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Boliver, Vikki – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2011
Conventional political wisdom has it that educational expansion helps to reduce socioeconomic inequalities of access to education by increasing equality of educational opportunity. The counterarguments of Maximally Maintained Inequality (MMI) and Effectively Maintained Inequality (EMI), in contrast, contend that educational inequalities tend to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Equal Education, Access to Education
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