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Wahlström, Ninni; Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik; Vogt, Bettina – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this article is to critically explore the complex relations among the triad comprising standards-based curriculum, the curriculum concept of 'competences' and the subject of civics in Swedish curricula. Design/methodology/approach: The theoretical framework is based on Bernstein's (2000) two models of pedagogy, the competence…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Marej, Katarina – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The article reconsiders and explicates the role of academia within and for society and suggests quality standards for normative research. Approach: The article analyses and discusses transdisciplinary procedures for citizenship education research in democracies. Findings: Paradigmatic decisions concerning ontology, axiology, epistemology,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Transformative Learning, Professionalism, Educational Research
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Zerkowska-Balas, Marta; Wenzel, Michal – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The objective of the paper is to present the effects of the evaluation study of the Polish project "Youth Vote +: Social and civic activation of young people" -- a comprehensive education program in the field of civic engagement, based on three practical pillars: conscious electoral participation (Pillar 1), involvement in civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Program Evaluation, Adolescents
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Jerome, Lee – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: This article explores the policy context in the UK around securing impact from academic research, particularly from the perspective of a social science education researcher. Approach: The article locates impact studies within debates about broader accountability frameworks. Insights from this literature are applied to a case study about…
Descriptors: Prevention, Terrorism, Accountability, Educational Policy
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Manning, Alex; Brock, Richard; Towers, Emma – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: Responding to research reporting low-levels of teacher wellbeing in England, policy makers have begun to implement strategies to support wellbeing. Given the recent introduction of such policy, this exploratory study describes the wellbeing support being offered to teachers, and perceptions of its impact on wellbeing. Method: A purposeful…
Descriptors: Teacher Welfare, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Stress Management
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Andersson, Klas – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: This article examines teachers' reflections during and after their participation in a teaching experiment focusing on how different teaching methods affect student learning in the social studies/civic education. Method: In the field experiment, classes and teachers were randomly assigned to a teaching syllabus based on the theoretical…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Civics
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Davies, Ian; Kiwan, Dina; Evans, Mark; Peterson, Andrew; Fülöp, Márta; Sim, Jasmine – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: We develop a positive but critical appreciation of the nature and meaning of impact as current constituted as UK universities prepare for the government-led evaluation of research quality in REF2021. Methodology: We describe and then discuss impact (generally, and then specifically in relation to one recently completed project). That…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Citizenship Education, Universities
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Savage, Sara; Tutton, Lucy; Gordon, Ellen; Oliver, Emily; Ward, Alexander – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: To promote gains in cognitive complexity (measured by integrative complexity, IC) associated with recognition of validity in others' viewpoints/values, supporting peaceful conflict reduction. Design: Assessment of effectiveness of "Living Well with Difference" (LWWD) course designed to promote critical thinking about contested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Straub, Christophe; Ravez, Claire – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: After a short historical presentation, this country report highlights current developments of social science education in France and clarifies its general status in the French school system, giving not only information about the curricula baselines, but also on current reforms, shifts and conflict lines among practitioners and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Curriculum, Educational Change
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Sánchez-Agustí, María; Miguel-Revilla, Diego – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this country report is to offer an overview of civic and citizenship education in Spain. Approach: The report analyses the Spanish curriculum and the current legislative framework, examining the way social and civic competences are integrated in both primary and secondary education. Additionally, the paper also examines the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Legislation, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes
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Hansen, Mogens – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of the article is to give a survey of the status of Social Studies in the Danish educational system. To deepen the survey the article also will contain some reflections of the contents and didactics of the subject. Design and approach: The analysis of the contents and didactics will focus on the description of the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Curriculum, Tests
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Dancs, Katinka; Fülöp, Márta – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: We intent to provide a comprehensive picture of Hungarian social science education, to review the constituents of social science literacy, a systematic analysis of the curriculum and its changes since 1989 and of the available research in this field. Design/methodology/approach: The findings are based on the analysis of educational…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Linchenko, Andrei; Golovashina, Oksana; Anikin, Daniil – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this report is to show how the problems of teaching social science in Russia are related to the problems of reconciling the goals of social science with the practice of real teaching this subject in a modern Russian school. Design/Methodology/Approach: The report was prepared on the basis of the comparative analysis of the…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Citizenship Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education
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Kenner, Steve – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to describe the state of current citizenship education in Germany with the focus on education in schools. The term 'education' in this paper refers to the concept of Bildung. It not only describes how to teach, but also the ability of self-determination of the individual. Methodology: The main focus of this…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Philosophy, Self Determination, Teaching Methods
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Martinache, Igor; Gobert, Cloé – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this article is to give a bird's eye view of the main issues surrounding the teaching of economic and social sciences in the French high school Approach: This article is based above all on a synthesis of the existing primary and secondary literature on Economic and social sciences ("sciences économiques et sociales")…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, High Schools, Economics Education
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