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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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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