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Arai, Yusuke – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
This paper examines the "subjectification" function of political education in democracy, considering the present situation of political education in Japan. In particular, from the point of view of political science, it focuses on the relationship between democratic theories and political education and considers whether the possibility of…
Descriptors: Political Science, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Transformative Learning
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Dag, Nilgun; Sozer, Mehmet Akif; Sel, Burcu – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
Political education is a term with negative associations and triggering prejudiced approaches and discourses--maybe some paranoid thoughts--like "keep politics away from education!" in the minds of several people. This article deals with "political education" phenomenon almost never discussed and made subject to scientific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Political Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Pietrzyk-Reeves, Dorota – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
In recent years, political theory has benefited from a neo-republican perspective that brought to the fore the conception of a 'republican democracy' which assumes a robust public sphere, civic involvement, and vigilance, as well as a neo-Roman conception of liberty understood as the absence of arbitrary power. Neo-republicanism, however, has not…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Democracy, Political Science, Service Learning
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Locating political education in a global time of pathos and apathy, this article explores some complexities that derive from various notions of human distance and affect potentialities of democracy as a way of life. It begins with a diagnosis of current, global realities and discusses the philosophical act of diagnosis as such. The operations of…
Descriptors: Political Science, Psychological Patterns, Political Attitudes, Democracy
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Gusacov, Eran – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2020
Educating students to become participatory citizens in their country is one of the explicit tasks of public education in a democratic-liberal state. In this article, I use civics education in Israel as a case study for the examination of the justification and the practicability of implementing political education in schools, as opposed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Democracy
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Sypnowich, Christine – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2018
This article analyses utopian and dystopian literature and its role in political education in order to make the case for imparting a 'utopian aspiration' that nurtures hope for the pursuit of political ideals. I note an 'anti-utopian' theme in both literature and political philosophy, a theme that emerges in a particularly fascinating pair of…
Descriptors: Novels, Literature, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Provost, Mickaëlle – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2021
The aim of this paper is to understand "whiteness" as a political category which organizes ordinary experience. I will use a phenomenological framework in order to denaturalize the white experience and make it a possible object of transformation and education. A description of "whiteness" as a category of experience has…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Whites, Feminism, Experience
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Zavala, Miguel; Henning, Nick – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Based on a three-year qualitative case study of political education projects within Educators for Social Justice Teaching (ESJT), a teacher-led grassroots activist organization, this article explores the formation of grassroots political education and how it mediated the development of teachers as community organizers. Through a documentary and…
Descriptors: Political Science, Social Justice, Teacher Education, Activism
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Yamanaka, Sho – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
This paper discusses the significance of passions in political education through the consideration of Chantal Mouffe's agonistic democracy. Mouffe points out the role of the passions that facilitate organizing political identities, and presents the risks of eliminating passions. The liberal interpretation of democracy intends to eliminate passions…
Descriptors: Democracy, Political Science, Political Attitudes, Self Concept
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
The relationship between history education and political education in Asian societies is an underexplored topic. Politics have deeply shaped the development of history education in Hong Kong, as in many other societies around the world. Hong Kong history education reforms have been criticized for providing a new form of national political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Political Issues, Educational Change
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Slimani, Melki; Lange, Jean-Marc; Håkansson, Michael – Environmental Education Research, 2021
The risk of neutralizing the political dimension in environmental education through the depoliticization of its thematic objects, its intended learning, and its educational purposes, is a curricular phenomenon identified by recent research in the field. The aim of this article is to develop a conceptual and analytical framework to identify…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Environmental Education, Guidelines, Teaching Methods
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
This paper asks: when political emotions are invoked in the classroom, can this be done without the process of democratic education degenerating into a form of emotional and/or political indoctrination? The source of inspiration for addressing this question is Hannah Arendt's political thought on emotion and education. The aim of the article is to…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Democracy, Social Action, Educational Philosophy
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Seidel, Sebastian; Bettinger, Patrick; Budke, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2020
In Germany, 93% of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 play video games daily. Political geography, in particular popular geopolitics, have found that video games can help to establish and develop people's understanding of geopolitics. Consequently, this affects geography education, providing both challenges and opportunities for teaching.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Barriers
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Eren, Ebru – European Journal of Educational Research, 2021
The present study aims to discuss how political communication shape education policies in Turkey: How does political communication make education policy a political product based on ideology? What are the ideological differences between education policies in Turkey? The political party programs and election manifestos related to the General…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Ideology, Politics of Education
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Bruen, Jennifer – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
It is hypothesized in the fields of political education and citizenship studies that a discrepancy exists between the rhetoric of political education as expressed in official policy documents, guidelines, and curricula, on the one hand, and the reality of what happens in the classroom, on the other. This study tests this hypothesis in relation to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Citizenship Education, Educational Change
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