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Verbytska, Polina; Guyver, Robert; Kendzor, Petro – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to provide information on the main tendencies across the transformation of the official holidays calendar in Ukraine over the last decades and to demonstrate its influence on school celebrations. Also discussed here is the role of these factors in the parallel but sometimes contradictory processes of the students' civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patriotism, Holidays, Ceremonies
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Kopinska, Violetta – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to reconstruct the shape of current civic education in Polish schools. Methodology: The results of the analysis presented in this article are based on the following research question: What shape of civic education can be reconstructed on the basis of the researched sources? The method of collecting data is finding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum
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Chimbutane, Feliciano – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: Despite the formal political decolonization of much of the world, the colonial legacy continues to prevail around the globe, in particular in the Global South. This article explores the interface of language, education and citizenship in Mozambique, with special reference to the role of education and language ideologies in forging the…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Foreign Policy, Citizenship Education, Language Role
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Albanesi, Cinzia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: In this article we investigated how the Italian school curricula incorporated European and national recommendations concerning European and Citizenship education, analysing how much and which kind of space is devoted to Europe and active citizenship in Italian high school textbooks. Design/methodology/approach: We selected a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, High School Students, Textbook Content
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Haav, Kaarel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This article aims at elaboration of a relevant framework for European identity and citizenship. On this basis, comparative studies like ICSS, Estonian curricula, civic syllabuses and textbooks will be critically reviewed. Methods: The framework relies on former studies on democracy and education. The work also draws on normative materials…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
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Sampermans, Dorien; Isac, Maria Magdalena; Claes, Ellen – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This article assesses how different aspects of the school climate relate to students' intended future electoral engagement. Until now, political socialization researchers found evidence for a relation between formal citizenship education in school and students' participation levels. There is less consensus, however, in how multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Citizen Participation, Elections
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Martinache, Igor – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This article aims at presenting the original design of the teaching of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) in the French High School and at demonstrating that the issue of pluralism lies at the core of the various controversies surrounding it since its creation. Approach: This article is based on more than 40 interviews with SES teachers…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Sciences, Cultural Pluralism, High Schools
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Mathé, Nora Elise Hesby; Elstad, Eyvind – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to explore how 16- to 17-year-old students' experiences within the social studies classroom and their online political communication are related to their perceptions of citizenship preparation in social studies. Design/methodology/approach: To meet the purpose of this study, regression analyses were…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Student Attitudes, Social Studies, Student Interests
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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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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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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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Offen, Susanne – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The article shows the use of specific educational media in social studies in vocational schools to foster a differentiated historical and political literacy. Design/methodology/approach: Accordingly, the article examines a sequence of lessons taught by the author in a vocational classroom, fostering reflexive historical-political…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Social Systems, Crime
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