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Ifegbesan, Ayodeji P.; Lawal, M. B.; Rampedi, Isaac T. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
The concept of sustainable development has become a widely used construct that is incorporated into virtually all disciplines and discourses. The implementation and achievement of sustainable development goals in the management of our environmental resources cannot be realized without education, especially at a formal level. Teacher training…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Sustainable Development, Content Analysis, Curriculum
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Gaudelli, William – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
Global citizenship education presents a number of challenges for educators, including the wide variety of texts available to be studied. I explore "Laudato Si'," Pope Francis' 2015 statement on global warming and human development. "Laudato Si'" includes contents that are broad, connective, and significant/relevant, making it a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Hermeneutics, Climate
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Kim, Hannah – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
As much as the history and study of Africa have been incorporated into social studies curricula, Africa is still a region that is prone to misperceptions and misconceptions. Social studies teachers could provide students with an alternative image, but what if they only perpetuate misperceptions of Africa? This case study examines preservice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Osborn, Daniel – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
This research critically evaluates the depiction of Israelis and Palestinians in World History textbooks and World History teachers' instructional discourse. Employing a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis methodology, this study offers a comparison between written narratives and spoken discourse in order to analyze the portrayals found in…
Descriptors: Jews, Arabs, World History, Textbooks
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Kiss, Tamas; Wang, Alex – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
This study is designed to investigate the impact of teacher experience and cognition on teacher questioning in the framework of Knowledge Building (KB) pedagogy. We already know that teachers ask the most questions in a classroom and that the majority of their questions have little impact on learning since they focus on classroom management…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Experience, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Cohen, Alison K.; Fitzgerald, Jason C. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
Civic leaders who are highly and effectively engaged often have strong relationships with key stakeholders across institutions and communities. The prevalence and nature of these relationships is not known among those with more typical levels of civic engagement. We were interested in the perceptions of likelihood of individual versus community…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Leaders, Leadership Effectiveness
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Kopish, Michael A. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
This manuscript presents findings from a reflective inquiry of one global educator's attempt to develop globally competent teacher candidates in an elective general education course for teacher candidates. The course, "Issues in Global Education," was offered to 23 undergraduate teacher candidates in the spring of 2016. One goal of this…
Descriptors: Global Education, Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Lazar, Alon; Hirsch, Tal Litvak – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
The internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II lies at the heart of ongoing discussions in American social studies. We analyzed inputs of members of the Yahoo! Answers Q&A online community following students' questions dealing with differential treatment of Japanese and German and Italian American citizens during World War…
Descriptors: Japanese Americans, United States History, Social Studies, War
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Johnson, Marcus Edward – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
Using an analytic informed by Nietzschean genealogy and systems theory, this paper explains how two conceptual structures (the emancipatory binary and the progressive triad), along with standard citation practices in academic journal writing, function to sustain and regenerate a progressive perspective within social studies education scholarship.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Studies, Academic Discourse, Journal Writing
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Doppen, Frans H.; Diki, Kristin – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
This study sought to identify preservice teachers' perceptions of their student teaching abroad experience and its effectiveness in preparing them to be globally competent educators upon completion of their student teaching as well as two years after. Findings indicate that they perceive their experience to have been both advantageous and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Study Abroad, Student Teaching
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Ahmad, Iftikhar – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
American and global history curriculum frameworks for high schools across the 50 states generally present the topic of the Cold War from the Western political perspective and contain material about the impact of the US-Soviet ideological rivalry on American society. This article argues that since the Cold War impacted the lives of people in the…
Descriptors: War, Social Systems, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Broom, Catherine A. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
This paper reports upon the findings of a research study conducted with British Columbian university youth in Canada, investigating youth beliefs about, and actions towards, civic life and the connections between these factors and youths' personal conditions and surrounding contexts. The findings illustrate the complexity of connections between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities
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Casey, Erin M. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
Intercultural education, focused on understanding, respecting, and engaging in dialogue among and about different cultures (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2006) adds to multicultural educational efforts by addressing diverse needs in learning and teaching students. This paper argues for focus on…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Methods Courses
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Hung, Yu-Han – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
This study explores how history teachers in Taiwan make curricular decisions while engaging controversial public issues. The main political controversies discussed in Taiwanese society center on the relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. This study documents how four social studies teachers formulate their curricular…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Professional Identity, Self Concept
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McCorkle, Will; Bailey, Beatrice – Journal of International Social Studies, 2016
South Carolina is arguably the most restrictive state in the nation as it pertains to access to higher education for immigrant students, particularly undocumented and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students. As we show through personal interviews, this has had a detrimental effect on the lives of many immigrant students throughout…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Civil Rights, Immigration, Public Policy
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