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Torrau, Sören – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: PowerPoint presentations have changed representations of knowledge. They represent a social transformation process of communication which is also reflected in social-studies classrooms. Thus, it is important to examine not only how students hold presentations but also to explore the construction of knowledge through presentations: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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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