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Schattle, Hans; Plate, Tom – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
Citizenship and identity can be viewed as dynamic and transformative rather than as fixed or static, especially in an era in which the public sphere for contestation and deliberation has expanded beyond the limits of nation-states and into the global realm. It can be difficult, though, within the confines of conventional classrooms to create an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education
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Gross, Zehavit – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
The aim of this qualitative research is to investigate how religious Zionist female adolescents (N = 40) construct and deconstruct their perceptions of democracy within the 'postsecular' Israeli society as a result of their intensive, religious Zionist education and socialization process promoted by Israeli schools which subscribe to this ideology…
Descriptors: Females, Religious Education, Socialization, Foreign Countries
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Pinson, Halleli – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
The Israeli education system is divided and segregated along the lines of nationality and religiosity. While Israeli society and its education system, in particular, have generally been subjected to the influence of globalisation, including universal discourses of citizenship, in many ways it remains highly particularistic and nationalistic. To a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Religious Factors
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Payne, Katherina A.; Adair, Jennifer Keys; Colegrove, Kiyomi Sanchez Suzuki; Lee, Sunmin; Falkner, Anna; McManus, Molly; Sachdeva, Shubhi – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
Traditional conceptions of civic education for young children in the United States tend to focus on student acquisition of patriotic knowledge, that is, identifying flags and leaders, and practicing basic civic skills like voting as decision-making. The "Civic Action and Young Children" study sought to look beyond this narrow vision of…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Civics, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Education
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Quaynor, Laura; Borkorm, Bright – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
This article investigates the relationships between ethnonational identity and educational level in three West African contexts: Liberia, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire. Citizens in these neighboring countries identify with overlapping ethnic groups, but have varied historical experiences, with Americans settling in Liberia; the British colonizing…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Correlation, Nationalism, Ethnicity
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Levinson, Bradley A. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2020
This article builds on the growing importance of concepts of identity and diversity in citizenship education studies and argues for an expanded conception of diversity that ultimately includes the non-human and even inanimate realm. The dramatic pace of human-induced global climate change requires a commensurate urgency in developing forms of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Self Concept, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Erlich, Rakefet Ron; Gindi, Shahar – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
Conducting discussions on controversial political issues is an important vehicle to promote students' democratic values and critical thinking in schools. This schoolwide task cuts across all disciplines and different subject matter. Israeli civics and social studies teachers are often required to touch upon such issues and manage the situations…
Descriptors: Civics, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Social Studies
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Estelles, Marta; Romero, Jesús – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
Current curricula, which organize initial teacher education programs, include, among their stated purposes, preparing teachers to help their future students to grow as global, participatory, and ethically engaged citizens. However, we know little about how teacher educators prepare their students to be citizens. This article analyses how a group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Andersson, Erik – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
School democracy in terms of formal student participation is often expressed through different types of councils. This requires that these forms of political participation function democratically. The article contributes knowledge about the school as a public space and the democratic experiences gained through formal student participation in class…
Descriptors: Democracy, Student Participation, Student Government, Citizenship Education
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Cherrington, Avivit M.; Scheckle, Eileen; Khau, Mathabo; De Lange, Naydene; Du Plessis, Andre – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
This article seeks to address what it means to be an 'engaged' university and, in so doing, to contribute to current discourses -- in a fast growing field -- about how to collaborate with communities for meaningful social transformation. As a group of researchers from the faculty of education in a South African university, we share our thinking…
Descriptors: Universities, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Esteve-Faubel, José-María; Martin, Tania Josephine; Esteve-Faubel, Rosa-Pilar – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
The question of developing educational policies that involve training people to be capable of critical reflection and skilled in approaching the discussion-debate binomial, with the overall goal of achieving learning which is of a transformative kind, is currently embraced by the transdisciplinary paradigm known as Global Citizenship Education.…
Descriptors: Activism, Singing, Citizenship Education, Reflection
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Heggart, Keith; Arvanitakis, James; Matthews, Ingrid – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
The ambitious project to nationalise the Australian Curriculum has prompted great interest among policymakers, academics and civics teachers in Australian schools. The government-led citizenship education initiative "Discovering Democracy" (1997-2007) comprehensively failed to meet its objectives, most prominently the stated goal of…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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Joseph, Bianca Monique; Carolissen, Ronelle – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
Research suggests that the desire to help others (value) and learning interpersonal skills (understanding) are core reasons for student volunteerism. Interpretations of such reports often minimise the role of contextual factors in shaping volunteer motives. This study considers the policy and institutional contexts that advocate for community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Volunteers, Student Motivation, Context Effect
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Knowles, Ryan T. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
What ideological views toward citizenship education do teachers possess? Does a teacher's Civic Education Ideology relate to how and what they teach? This study addresses these questions by developing a psychometric scale measuring teachers' level of conservative, liberal, and critical Civic Education Ideology in one Midwestern state in the United…
Descriptors: Ideology, Civics, Citizenship Education, Test Construction
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Karareba, Gilbert; Baillie, Caroline – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
We argue for the need for and provide an example of a new form of community-based engineering education in Rwanda. We draw on Bourdieu's theories of field and habitus to frame the arguments for an alternative to the current dominant engineering education model. The proposed community engineering education programme has three key facets including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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