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Sandahl, Johan – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: This article examines high school students' understanding of the welfare state as a political issue and discusses how it can be approached in the classroom. The study was conducted within a social-science educational context and departs from a perspective from which educational goals can be seen as intrinsic (goals closely connected to…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Methods, Social Systems, Welfare Services
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Kegel, Andreas Stephan – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: Teaching social science might benefit from using students' metaphorical understanding. Metaphors help people to better understand abstract concepts by breaking them down into more familiar ones. This essay attempts to approximate students' metaphors of politics to improve social science education's efforts in shaping politically mature…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Social Sciences, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Blennow, Katarina – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: The paper explores what emotions do in social science education through two specific cases and discusses the relation between emotion and politicization in the subject education. Method/approach: The cases are selected from an on-going dissertation project that uses interviews, video and observations in examining how social science…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Emotional Response, Political Attitudes
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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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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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Coléno, Yves-Patrick; Blanchard, Hervé – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: In France at the high school the subject matter "Sciences Économiques et Sociales" (economic and social sciences) deals with the present economic crisis. We study the ways it is taught about: words, and explanatory patterns. Design/methodology/approach: We use a specific approach, that we call "semantic holism",…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economic Climate, Foreign Countries, Social Sciences
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Lefrançois, David; Ethier, Marc-André; Cambron-Prémont, Amélie – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The Québec Ministry of Education has introduced--as of September 2017--a new mandatory course focusing on financial literacy and addressing such issues as credit scores, loans, taxes and budgets. This announcement has created intense educational debate on the "raison d'être" and content of the course. This article will summarise…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Education, Social Sciences
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Rea-Ramirez, Mary Anne; Ramirez, Tina M. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose is to demonstrate that conceptual change theory and strategies can be applied to areas of the social science, such as human rights education on FORB. Design/methodology/approach: The theoretical scope of this paper is conceptual change theory and is intended to introduce the theory and practice of conceptual change in teaching…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Concept Formation, Beliefs
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Mikander, Pia – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
In an unequal world, education about global inequality can be seen as a controversial but necessary topic for social science to deal with. Even though the world no longer consists of colonies and colonial powers, many aspects of the global economy follow the same patterns as during colonial times, with widening gaps between the world's richest and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Foreign Policy, Citizenship Education
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Szukala, Andrea – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: This article challenges the outsiders' views on European school social science adopting genuine cosmopolitan views, when globalisation is treated in social science classrooms. Method: The article is based on the theoretical framework of educational governance analysis and on qualitative corpus analysis of representative German Laenders'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Social Sciences, Global Approach
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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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Šulíková, Jana – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: This article proposes an analytical framework that helps to identify and challenge misconceptions of ethnocentrism found in pre-tertiary teaching resources for history and the social sciences in numerous countries. Design: Drawing on nationalism studies, the analytical framework employs ideas known under the umbrella terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Ethnocentrism
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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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Gebauer, Bernt – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
In July 2015, the Pestalozzi Programme of the Council of Europe launched a 15-month trainer training course on the "Evaluation of transversal attitudes, skills and knowledge." The tradition of offering trainer training courses that relate to the Council of Europe's core values of human rights, democracy and rule of law has been well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Democracy, Democratic Values
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De Smet, Cindy; Valcke, Martin; Schellens, Tammy; De Wever, Bram; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study (carried out between 2011 and 2013) about the adoption and implementation of learning paths within a Learning Management System (LMS). Sixteen secondary school biology teachers of the GO! Network in Flanders (an urbanized region in Belgium) were involved in the study and questioned via…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Integrated Learning Systems, Technology Integration
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