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Gallagher, Jennifer – Journal of International Social Studies, 2022
This article shares findings from a qualitative inquiry that explores preservice teachers' evaluation of social studies curriculum resources found on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers. Both at the beginning and the end of their elementary social studies methods course at a large university in the southeastern United States, the teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Social Studies, Instructional Materials
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Jatuporn, Omsin – Journal of International Social Studies, 2022
Taking inspiration from Dewey's (1998) writing on experience and education and Pinar's (1981) conception of "currere," dealing with autobiographical reflections of individuals regarding their educational experiences, I would like to problematize the curriculum studies as a broad education studies field in Thailand, and social studies…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Social Justice, Hermeneutics, Curriculum Development
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Barry, Todd J. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2022
At the dawn of the 21st century--when your author, who is now an educator, was in college--the United States was the sole global superpower. But the world changed with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as other events that remade the world in which current students now study. As an educator, I can explain that the structure of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Political Science
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McGrew, Chris; Mathew, Zachariah; Conant, John – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
This quantitative study was conducted at a large four-year, high undergraduate, public university (called Midwest University for the purposes of this article) to compare and assess the perceived benefit of traditional study abroad programs and short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs on participants' employability skills, cultural competency,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Program Length, Institutional Mission
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Callahan, Cory; Umeda, Katsuki; Matsubara, Saki – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
This paper describes a mixed-methods investigation into whether an asynchronous, virtual collaboration with Japanese peers helped pre-service social studies teachers in the U.S. demonstrate civic competence as it relates to international and global education. After the collaboration, most students described themselves as better-prepared world…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Global Education, Citizenship Education
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Christoff, Andrea – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
This multi-case study investigated how teaching in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) Individuals and Societies (I & S) classroom influenced teachers' global citizenship (GC) perceptions and pedagogy. Results demonstrate teachers were informed by their personal experiences and district expectations, utilizing a…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Social Studies, Global Education, Citizenship Education
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Budiarti, Marini; Macqueen, Suzanne; Ferguson-Patrick, Kate; Reynolds, Ruth – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
Although developing the 21st century skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity have been seen as an important foundation of 21st century teaching and learning, there have been difficulties identified in 4Cs implementation in schools. Primarily, issues associated with an overcrowded and disjointed curriculum, a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Global Education, 21st Century Skills, Student Projects
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McCorkle, William; Jeffries, Hannah – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
This mixed-methods study examines university students' reflections on their high school social studies teachers' views and pedagogy surrounding the issues of immigration, nationalism, and patriotism within the classroom. The article is based within the framework of critical pedagogy, particularly critical nationalism. The sample (N=58) comes from…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Patriotism, Nationalism, Immigration
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Öztürk, Talip; Yaylak, Erhan; Öztürk, Filiz Zayimoglu – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
The aim of the research is to investigate preservice teachers' views about the inclusion of current events into teaching plans in the social studies teaching course included in an undergraduate elementary education program. The participants of the study were 53 preservice teachers in the social studies teaching course in the third year of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes
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Walker, Juan Manuel – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
As a social sciences methods professor, I face a growing concern over preparing Teacher Candidates (TC) for an ever-divided political system. The purpose of this study was to create and use primary source reading techniques regarding modern controversial issues. As educators, it is clear that the divide from political allegiance is hard to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Historic Sites, Preservice Teachers
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Demir, Vahap – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
This paper reviews the literature on citizenship education and examines the factors that have influenced trends in citizenship education in the Republic of Turkey since its foundation in 1923. The aim of this paper is to discuss the general tendencies and practices in citizenship education that have shaped how Turkish youth perceived citizenship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Educational History, Geography
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Landorf, Hilary – Journal of International Social Studies, 2021
Jan Tucker was a man of firm convictions and enormous energy. He was a serious scholar, a powerful leader, a generous mentor, and from all accounts, a force to be reckoned with. The author never met Jan, but a big part of the reason she came to Florida International University (FIU), was because of his legacy. Jan Tucker was a professor of social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Global Education, College Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
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McCafferty-Wright, Jennice – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Since 2004, the English Access Microscholarship Program, a U.S. public diplomacy initiative, has impacted at least 150,000 nonelite youths. U.S. Department of State employees created the program in response to suicide bombings committed by Moroccan youths at international sites in Casablanca. The program later expanded throughout the Middle East…
Descriptors: Violence, Disadvantaged Youth, Youth Programs, International Programs
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Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
This oral history describes the memories of a young German girl growing up during the Nazi Era and the end of World War II in a village in the Bavarian Alps of southern Germany. The narrative is based on her lived experiences and stories shared by her father about the horrors of the Nazi regime. Her memories include shrieking bells and imminent…
Descriptors: Oral History, War, Females, Death
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Akbulut, Melisa; Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
While the use of primary sources in education has long been an object of interest, their adoption is still lacking in social studies courses in Turkey. This work presents the results of a qualitative study conducted with the participation of 37 students and a social studies teacher with the aim to reveal seventh-grade students' and teachers'…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Social Studies, Early Adolescents, Grade 7
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