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Walker, Juan Manuel; Cruse, Cody; Barker, Kim – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
As we work with students within teacher education and secondary contexts, we face an ever-growing disconnect over what should be taught or valued in the learning environment: Is it the memorization of content or the acquisition of skills related to being better citizens? As professors of social studies and literacy education and a teacher of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Vlaardingerbroek, Barend – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
The social studies curriculum is the obvious "home" of school-level human rights education. As such, social studies as a school subject has the potential to contribute significantly to the empowering function of formal education. A right to human rights education is, however, dependent on the right to education as such. With Universal…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Civil Rights, Primary Education, International Law
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Carr, Jennie M.; Kruggel, John – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Instructional technology has been found to have a positive impact on many aspects of the academic experience, including student engagement, interest, student voice, and achievement. The aim of this study was to explore an elementary teacher's perceptions of the use of Flipgrid when teaching economics concepts using the C3 Framework. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Macqueen, Suzanne Elizabeth; Reynolds, Ruth; Ferguson-Patrick, Kate – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Cultural competence is an important skill for 21st century teaching and learning, and as such, it features in various international teacher standards and accreditation documents. Teachers must be culturally competent so they can cater for diversity in their classrooms and prepare their students to live and work in a global economy/environment.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Ukpokodu, Omiunota Nelly – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Few scholars have raised the question; why are teacher education programs not preparing teachers for global competence and global perspectives pedagogy? The purpose of this article is to explore this question. The study utilizes qualitative and practitioner research methodologies. Four factors marginalizing the preparation of teachers for global…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Teacher Education Programs
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Odebiyi, Oluseyi Matthew; Sunal, Cynthia S. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
While many U.S. residents like listening to African stories, hearing African stories is difficult because designing effective curricula and teaching about African contexts appear to be a major challenge in U.S. social studies education. Drawing on postcolonial theory, we analyzed the discourses of two contemporaneous historical documents to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, African Languages, Postcolonialism, Foreign Countries
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Lawal, Moshood Babatunde – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
This study analyzed Social Studies teachers' readiness to teach Security Education. We administered a structured questionnaire to 720 practicing Social Studies teachers drawn from 72 Junior Secondary schools in South Western Nigeria. The data collected were analyzed using percentage, means, and standard deviations to test the three null…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Readiness, Knowledge Level
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Boadu, Gideon – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Objectivity is a contested issue in history and history education. This study explores history teachers' conceptions about historical objectivity and whether or not their reasoning resonates with their classroom practices. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and lesson observations from 15 public senior high schools in the Central…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Historical Interpretation, Evidence
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Mitchem, Melissa C.; Kim, Yeji; Shatara, Hanadi; Gaudelli, William – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Preparing students to live in an interconnected world is of central importance in 21st century education. Neoliberal educational contexts, however, thwart efforts to implement more humanistic and critical versions of global education (GE). This comparative case study examines how teachers and administrators enact GE at two schools--one public, the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Neoliberalism, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Üztemur, Servet – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
This paper aims to investigate the mediation role of fear of negative evaluation (FNE) in the relationship between perceived autonomy support (PAS) and academic risk-taking (ART) in the context of social studies courses. A total of 339 middle school students from Turkey participated in the study. Data were collected through the Learning Climate…
Descriptors: Fear, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Personal Autonomy
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Doppen, Frans H.; Wentworth, Laura F. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
While the research literature is replete with studies on student perspectives and their development of cross-cultural sensitivity, research on the perspectives of educators who host international preservice teachers is woefully lacking. This study seeks to fill that gap by assessing the experiences of 15 educators at an elementary host school in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Hung, Yu-Han – Journal of International Social Studies, 2019
This study utilized the term "teacher as stranger" from Maxine Greene's (1973) "Teacher as Stranger" to explore how teachers teach contemporary controversial public issues in Taiwan (e.g., national identity, sovereignty, and ethnic issues). Using a case study design, this study documents how six social studies teachers make…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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McCorkle, William David – Journal of International Social Studies, 2019
Immigration is currently one of the most contentious issues in both the United States and in much of the world. In order to confront powerful xenophobic narratives, there have been theoretical arguments for a more open and inclusive immigration system. Most of the arguments for this more inclusive system are based in the ideas of compassion and…
Descriptors: Immigration, Stranger Reactions, Public Policy, Justice
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Broom, Catherine A. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2019
Western nations are becoming increasingly socially and ethnically diverse. National policies aim to address this diversity through policies such as multiculturalism in Canada, which promotes appreciation for cultural pluralism. However, policy rhetoric can hide social issues related to increasing diversity. Using Canada as a case study discussion,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Western Civilization, Cultural Pluralism, Public Policy
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Linowes, Danielle; Ho, Li-Ching; Misco, Thomas; Stahlsmith, Megan – Journal of International Social Studies, 2019
This article addresses the importance of teaching controversial issues, especially within elementary school contexts. In particular, the article explores the underlying elements of justice within controversies and demonstrates the way in which teachers might explore procedural justice within an elementary classroom.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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