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Rampton, Ben; Cooke, Mel; Holmes, Sam – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper introduces Stroud's 'Linguistic Citizenship', a concept committed to democratic participation, to voice, to the heterogeneity of linguistic resources and to the political value of sociolinguistic understanding. Approach: It first outlines Linguistic Citizenship's links with the ethnographic sociolinguistics inspired by Hymes,…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Citizenship, Ethnography, Multilingualism
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Akbulut, Melisa; Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
The seventh International Social Studies Education Symposium [ISSES] (Uluslararasi Sosyal Bilgiler Egitimi Sempozyumu, [USBES]) was held at Kirsehir Ahi Evran University in 2018 and many domestic and international researchers coming from different regions of the world participated. The symposium had two main themes; the first one was "Social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Reflection
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Shanks, Neil Graham – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate one effort to challenge the problematic assumptions of the dominant narrative of neoclassical economics within a teacher preparation program that focuses on addressing dominant narratives throughout the social studies curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: Utilizing a theoretical framework that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Economics Education, Social Studies
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Costelloe, Michael Thomas; Arazan, Christine; Stenger, Madeline – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: One of the most consistent predictors of punitiveness is education, with more educated individuals expressing less punitive sentiments. While much of the earlier research focused on the level of education, some researchers have recently begun to look more closely at the nature of that education such as examining the effect of specific…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Criminology, Correctional Rehabilitation, Punishment
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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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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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Bruen, Jennifer; Crosbie, Veronica; Kelly, Niamh; Loftus, Maria; Maillot, Agnès; McGillicuddy, Áine; Péchenart, Juliette – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: This study had two main objectives: The first was to explore the extent to which a group of University lecturers feel that they are prepared to deal with controversial issues in their classrooms. The second was to elicit their views on a didactic approach known as Structured Academic Controversy (SAC). SAC is a constructivist teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Humanities, Social Sciences
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Barona, Eduardo; Carrió, Elena – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: This article highlights serious educational gaps related with the respect for animals. We propose to include a new independent subject, named Education in Respect for Animals (ERA), within the curriculum of the Social Education Degree at the university level. Method: This study is based on previous educative experiences and a review of…
Descriptors: Animals, Consciousness Raising, Values, Higher Education
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Moschou, Christiana; Anaya Rodriguez, Roberto – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: The aim of the research was to examine if adolescents can develop abilities of democratic interaction through Community Theatre. Design/methodology: Firstly, two instruments were applied, a questionnaire covering socio-moral problems, of the students and a Questionnaire, covering the Educational Ideologies of the professors. Then, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Theater Arts, Community Programs
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Heikkinen, Hannu M. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: In this article I will give an example of a linguistic program I have been doing with sixth form college students from Finland and the Netherland and link this action research to the meaning of drama education, and of the potential of devised drama as a part of civic Education. Method: I will explain the theory of devised drama, then I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Drama, Citizenship Education
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Brant, Jacek Wiktor – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
In the wake of current world financial crisis serious efforts are being made to rethink the dominant economic assumptions. There is a growing movement in universities to make economics more relevant and to embrace an understanding of diverse models. Additionally, philosophical schools such as critical realism have provided new tools for thinking…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Economics Education, Financial Exigency
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Blanchard, Hervé; Coléno, Yves-Patrick – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
In France, syllabuses and teachings of economics have changed a lot in first degrees and at the high school as well since their creation. Wondering whether this imperceptible transformation does not lead finally the subject towards a regression as for its ambitions, by impoverishing it, we analyse these evolutions. Concentrating our work on the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Lexicology, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Tolich, Martin; Scarth, Bonnie; Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article examines the experiences of final year undergraduate sociology students enrolled in an internship course where they researched a local community project, mostly in small groups, for a client. A sociology lecturer supervised their projects. Course-related outcomes were assessed using conventional university procedures but a research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Sociology
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Prieß-Buchheit, Julia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
The Economic Actions in Education training module (EAE) teaches how to handle, use and judge external standardized tests in schools. The EAE programme was implemented in teacher training at the University of Kiel, because teachers are increasingly under external scrutiny and are being held accountable for student and school achievements. The EAE…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Best Practices, Preservice Teacher Education, Value Judgment
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Crosbie, Veronica – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This study, concerning the development of cosmopolitan citizenship, draws on theories of human development and capabilities (Sen 1999; Nussbaum 2000) from a social justice perspective, where individual wellbeing is articulated as having the freedom to live a life of one's choosing. In the context of an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Justice, Well Being, English (Second Language)
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