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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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McGinnis, Theresa Ann – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
Citizenship education is a complex and multidimensional construct. This article adds to the discussion of citizenship education by examining, ethnographically the ways the "vision" of a US Migrant Education Program is circulated through the program's discourse practices to Khmer American children of migrant agricultural workers. The…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Migrant Education, Asian Americans, Cambodians
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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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Kuno, Hiroyuki; Ikura, Go – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
Is it actually certain that our students are changing during our social studies classes? This paper aims to reveal structural development and evaluation in social studies education which is related to national curriculum requirements and focused on particular students in order to test the effectiveness of the lesson. In order to increase students'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Units of Study, Lesson Plans, Instructional Effectiveness
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Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This article provides an example of a social studies lesson from Turkish educational context in order to facilitate comparison with examples of social studies lessons from other parts of the world. This lesson was recorded in a 7th grade class at a middle school in one of the metropolitan neighborhoods in Istanbul. According to the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Comparative Education
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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