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Blair, Alasdair – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
This article focuses on the nature of the writing in 73 articles published in six U.S. and U.K. political science and international relations journals that focus on teaching and learning. A comparative analysis is made of the articles through a review of the characteristics of the authors, the themes researched, the analytical focus, the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Comparative Analysis, Research
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Inoue, Cristina Yumie Aoki; Krain, Matthew – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
This study assesses the pedagogical value of film as case material, and whether that value is affected by the different national and institutional contexts of the students engaging that text. We test whether students in two different Theories of International Relations (IR) classrooms--one in Brazil and one in the United States--demonstrated a…
Descriptors: Films, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, International Relations
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Jackson, Steven F. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Simulations have received considerable attention as a tool to promote problem-solving skills, intense involvement, and high-order thinking among students. Whether semester-long exercises or a single-class session, simulations are often used in areas of conflict studies, diplomatic studies, trade disputes, electoral processes, and policy and legal…
Descriptors: Simulation, Spreadsheets, Political Science, International Trade
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Mayer, Russell K.; Nichols, Wendy; Toth, David – Journal of Political Science Education, 2012
This study investigates which factors cause college student to express an interest in participating in what we classify as nontraditional community service opportunities. The particular form of community service that we examine--participation in a volunteer computing project--differs from traditional forms of college student volunteerism in that…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Participation, College Students, Student Interests
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Nordyke, Shane; Palmer, Daniel; Anderson, William; Braunstein, Rich; Fairholm, Matt – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
PhD programs in the United States are increasingly marked by the rising influence of market-oriented dynamics. As a case in point, one of the primary objectives of the new PhD program offered at the University of South Dakota is to deliver a doctoral program through a flexible--or hybrid--format that is accessible to nontraditional as well as…
Descriptors: Political Science, Doctoral Programs, Blended Learning, Educational Strategies
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Glazier, Rebecca A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Despite the growing availability and popularity of simulations and other active teaching techniques, many instructors may be deterred from using simulations because of the potentially high costs involved. Instructors could spend a preponderance of their time and resources developing and executing simulations, but such an approach is not necessary.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Science, Teaching Methods, Simulation
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Gelbman, Shamira M. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
This article discusses the findings of an ethnographic content analysis of students' written reflections as a means for assessing the learning outcomes of teaching introductory American politics in comparative perspective. It focuses especially on determining whether and how this approach enhanced students' understanding and retention of knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Strachan, J. Cherie; Owens, Chris T. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Cultivating an inclusive definition of citizenship is increasingly important to the maintenance of America's multicultural democracy. Yet, current college-level civic education and diversity interventions are incapable of fully addressing this problem. Hence, this comprehensive review of the literature on diversity and higher education suggests…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Definitions, Democracy
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Moore, Matthew J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
The article reports the results of a 2008 national survey of political theorists concerning what and how they teach. The results are based on 1,086 responses from professors at accredited, four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The responses include information about which thinkers are currently being taught, the status of…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Political Science, National Surveys, Higher Education
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Csajko, Karen; Lindaman, Kara – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
We study one aspect of the relationship between theory and politics, in order to begin to address this issue of political science education--specifically focusing on whether participation in the election process as voting monitors, combined with political science education, can help students better understand politics as democratic engagement. In…
Descriptors: Political Science, Theory Practice Relationship, Citizen Participation, Elections
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Thornton, Stephen – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
It is often suggested that the swift arrival of a world shaped by information superabundance--symbolized by the astonishing growth in popularity of the digital search engine Google--has changed the manner in which many learn. A particular concern of some is the perception that younger people have turned away from books and long articles and have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Access to Information, Corporations
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Garrison, Jean A.; Redd, Steven B.; Carter, Ralph G. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
For those who must import oil to maintain their economies and quality of life, any disruption in the delivery of imported oil is a highly threatening prospect. How would U.S. policymakers react to such a threat in the contemporary era? We examine the potential policymaking roles and impacts of bureaucratic actors operating at the intersection of…
Descriptors: Fuels, International Trade, Barriers, Maintenance
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Allen, Marcus D.; Wallace, Sherri L. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
Political science students learn the fundamental principles and values about the American political system from American government/politics textbooks. Most of the major textbooks used in these courses utilize the traditional institutional and behavioral approaches to the study of American government and politics, which examines institutions and…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Political Science, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Mendeloff, David; Shaw, Carolyn – Journal of Political Science Education, 2009
This paper presents the design and assesses the results of an international collaborative course of American and Canadian undergraduates on the topic of postconflict peacebuilding. Using online discussions, a web-based role-play simulation, and videoconferencing this collaborative course sought to enhance student engagement with the material by…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Computer Simulation
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Pleschova, Gabriela; Simon, Eszter – Journal of Political Science Education, 2009
In this paper we examine the state of teacher training for political science PhD candidates in the European Union and make a comparison with the situation in the United States. We investigate the determinants of supply and demand of teacher training. On the supply side, we suggest that research orientation and quality assurance are factors that…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Political Science, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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