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Šulíková, Jana – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: In light of the public resistance towards the deepening of European integration (EI) and the role that education is anticipated to have in supporting the process, this paper examines the conceptualisation of EI in lower secondary textbooks for History, Geography and Civics. Specifically, the paper asks whether EI is conceived of as a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, History Instruction, Geography Instruction, Social Change
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Eriksen, Kristin Gregers – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: The aim of this article is to discuss to what extent and in what ways the Sami people are included in national imaginary in textbooks. The article sheds critical light on important aspects of democracy, inclusion and multiculturalism in education through the example of indigenous peoples in Norway. The article also explores what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Minority Groups, Democracy
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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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Safari, Parvin; Rashidi, Nasser – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
Critical pedagogy (CP) with the eventual aim of creating changes in society towards the socially just world rests upon the premise that language learning is understood as a sociopolitical event. Schools and classrooms are not merely seen as the neutral and apolitical sites or oxymoron of transmitting taken-for-granted knowledge and common sense to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Virta, Arja; Virta, Marjaana – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
Interest in children's voice in society has been increasing gradually. This implies both the creation of new channels for participation, and also in the intensification of the research on children's citizenship. This article asks what ideas twelve-year-old children have about using power and about their own opportunities of having influence in…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Power Structure, Student Role, Questionnaires
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Dantas-Ferreira, Sónia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
In this article I attempt to analyze the social memories of wives of soldiers in service on April 25th 1974, through the methodology of analysis recommended by Adele Clarke (2005), using data collected in 11 interviews conducted between 2005 and 2008 under a PhD project. As a conceptual framework I adopt the perspective of social memory in the…
Descriptors: Females, Social History, Spouses, Military Personnel
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Gomes, Isabel Pereira; Amorim, José Pedro; Correia, José Alberto; Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article presents a description of the major campaigns of adult literacy in the revolutionary period in Portugal, between the years 1974 and 1977. The campaigns aimed to address the problem of extremely low levels of formal education and high levels of adult illiteracy, and were organized by different movements, from the military to political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Illiteracy, Political Issues
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Ansara, Soraia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article refers to a research on the political memory of the military dictatorship in Brazil, held in three Brazilian cities (Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and São Paulo) in which we analyzed the social and psychopolitical impacts caused by the dictatorship as well as the redemocratization process in building the political memory of community and…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Political Issues
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Tupper, Jennifer – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This paper, informed by a critique of traditional understandings of citizenship and civic education, explores the use of social media as a means of fostering activism and dissent. Specifically, the paper explores the ways in which the Idle No More Movement, which began in Canada in 2012 marshalled social media to educate about and protest Bill…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Activism, Citizenship
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Onken, Holger; Lange, Dirk – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
Due to social and political change the process of young citizens' political socialization was put on a new basis in West European democracies over the last decades. In this article we discuss some aspects of this development and show their consequences. We analyse empirical findings from Germany, focussing on the relevant social factors which…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Change, Citizen Participation, Political Attitudes
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Wood, Bronwyn; Black, Rosalyn – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
In democracies such as Australia and New Zealand, education policy increasingly seeks to foster active citizens who are committed to social justice and change. Whilst many aspects of these initiatives are to be applauded for their commitment to empowering young people, in this paper we describe some of the ambiguities that attend young people's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Social Justice