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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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Gronostay, Dorothee – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Being challenged by opposing views in a controversial discussion can stimulate the production of more elaborate and sophisticated argumentations. According to the model of argument reappraisal (Leitão, 2000), such processes require transactivity, meaning that students do not only give reasons to support their own position (e.g., pro/contra…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Classroom Communication, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Debate
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Reimers, Fernando M.; Ortega, Maria Elena; Cardenas, Mariali; Estrada, Armando; Garza, Emanuel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
In spite of the fact that public schools were established to prepare students for citizenship, the alignment of teaching practice with this goal is poor. In part, this is because the knowledge base about the efficacy of curricular and pedagogical approaches in supporting specific civic outcomes is limited, as is our knowledge about the extent to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Low Income, Generalization
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Bombardelli, Olga – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This paper reports on a European project, the Comenius ECLIPSE project (European Citizenship Learning in a Programme for Secondary Education) developed by six European partners coordinated by the University of Trento in the years 2011-2014. ECLIPSE (co-financed by the EACEA--Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) aims at developing,…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Citizenship Education, Instructional Materials, Secondary School Students
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Jehle, May; Blessing, Benita – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
Students learned in civics lessons in the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) that their socialist society uniquely guaranteed all individuals the right to work, and that, as good socialists, they had the duty to take on socially meaningful work. Using the example of a video recording of an East German civics lesson and its…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Video Technology, Civics