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Malafaia, Carla; Neves, Tiago; Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article explores the classical relationship between socioeconomic status and political domains, and the need to include different variables (contextual and individual) to measure the effect of economic and cultural capitals on youth participation and knowledge. Method: A multivariate analysis of covariance was performed on a sample…
Descriptors: Correlation, Socioeconomic Status, Political Issues, Economic Factors
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Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
The paper "American democracy is distress: The failure of social education" presents several "symptoms of democracy's dysfunction in the United States". These include the extreme reliance on campaign contributions, giving the donors--economic elites and groups representing business, frequently operating at a transnational…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries
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Neumann, Richard – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
The primary purpose of this essay is to further understanding of the relationship between social education programs in public schools in the United States and the health of its democracy. A secondary purpose is to encourage reflection on the condition of democracy in other countries and the adequacy of social education programs in these countries…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Social Studies, Public Schools
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Balzter, Nadine; Ristau, Yan; Schröder, Achim – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: There is an impact analysis presented, which explores the long-term effect of extra-curricular political youth education from the perspective of participants. Methods: The former participants retell their own education and life stories about five years later. Life stories were then interpreted in the course of research workshops and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Youth
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Kristensen, Niels Nørgaard; Solhaug, Trond – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article analyses what characterises first time voters' self-reflections on party choice as they use voter advice applications. Method: This study is based on interviews of 28 Norwegian students (age 18-20) preparing themselves for their first election. Findings: Finding a party to vote for is primarily characterized by a process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Voting, Novices
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Strandler, Ola – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The backdrop of the article is the emergence of an international and politically motivated ambition that aims at standardising the purpose and outcomes of teaching practices via various forms of outcome controls. This ambition of standardisation is discussed in a Swedish context in relation to social studies teaching, which, at its core,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Program Implementation, Outcome Measures
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Ignell, Caroline; Davies, Peter; Lundholm, Cecilia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: To explore changes in upper secondary students' conceptions of environmental issues in how prices are determined and how they should be determined. Design: The study uses an "alternative frameworks" conceptual change approach to examine change in the conceptions of fifteen business and economic students. Students were asked…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Environment
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Proeschel, Claude – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
The article by Matthias Busch and Nancy Morys "'Mobilising for the Values of the Republic'--France's Education Policy Response to the 'Fragmented Society': A Commented Press Review" is dedicated to the recent debates on moral education in France. The debates have centred on the proposed reforms, called "the great mobilisation of…
Descriptors: Social Values, Democratic Values, Moral Issues, Citizenship Education
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Kavadias, Dimokritos; Hemmerechts, Kenneth; Spruyt, Bram – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: There is a tendency to assess educational systems in terms of their efficiency in gaining high scores on cognitive skills. Schools perform, however, also a socializing function. The whole policy debate tends to ignore the impact of educational systems on attitudes or democratic values. This contribution focuses on the impact of the…
Descriptors: Socialization, Citizenship Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Scores
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Guérin, Laurence – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The main goal of this article is to learning define and justify group problem solving as an approach to citizenship education. It is demonstrated that the choice of theoretical framework of democracy has consequences for the chosen learning goals, educational approach and learning activities. The framework used here is an epistemic theory…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Participative Decision Making, Cooperative Learning
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Coléno, Yves-Patrick; Blanchard, Hervé – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: In France at the high school the subject matter "Sciences Économiques et Sociales" (economic and social sciences) deals with the present economic crisis. We study the ways it is taught about: words, and explanatory patterns. Design/methodology/approach: We use a specific approach, that we call "semantic holism",…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economic Climate, Foreign Countries, Social Sciences
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Gessner, Susann – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The article enquires about how young migrants perceive and evaluate civic education in school and what expectations they have of the subject. Method: The article is based on a qualitative-oriented research work based on the Grounded Theory; surveys were made by interviews with students. Findings: The article emphasises that educational…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Grounded Theory, Surveys
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Kekez, Anka; Horvat, Martina; Šalaj, Berto – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper unfolds the ways in which Croatia, as a young post-communist democracy, has aligned its transition and consolidation with the development of education programs that would support the protection of human rights and the creation of a democratic political culture. Design/methodology/approach: By combining the existing studies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Interviews, Documentation
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Bombardelli, Olga; Codato, Marta – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: In the present paper we describe how civic and citizenship education takes place in Italy, trying to identify strengths and weaknesses, with the aims both of understanding the situation and of identifying possible measures for improvement. Methods: The methodology implies an analysis of the official guidelines by the Ministry in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Methods
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Park, Sun Young – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper seeks to illuminate the background of citizenship and character education in South Korea in order to better determine a means of collaboration between the two goals. Method: The paper is based on the qualitative analysis of the official documents and law in relation to citizenship and character education. Findings: The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Values Education, Qualitative Research
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