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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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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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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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Sen, Abdulkerim; Starkey, Hugh – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article shows the effects of competing political forces on citizenship education in Turkey during the period of commitment to European Union (EU) accession (1999-2005). Methodology: It draws on textbooks, archival documents and interviews. Whilst Turkey had a history of civic education to promote a secular national ethos and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Educational Trends
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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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Graß, Doris – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: Against the backdrop of a new governance regime of schools in Austria, which combines policies of decentralisation and school autonomy with an accountability program of standardised outcome control, this article explores how the so called "agents of change"--teachers and headteachers--take up these ideas and corresponding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Principals
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Eis, Andreas; Moulin-Doos, Claire – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The aim of the research is to determine to what extent one can talk about "cosmopolitan citizenship" not only programmatically, but also as an already functioning entity. And what role can and should civic education play in the development of such a citizenship? Methods: A working definition of citizenship at the national,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Teaching Methods, Role
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Willis, Lauren E. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: Throughout the world, the dominant discourse treats "financial literacy" as both necessary and sufficient to improve the well-being of individuals and society. Findings: This essay argues that financial literacy is neither, and that promoting financial literacy is a perverse way to address the inadequate retirement funding,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Literacy, Well Being, Retirement
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Ahmad, Iftikhar – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to chronicle paradigm shifts in American political science during the twentieth century and their influence on political scientists' perspectives on pre-collegiate citizenship education curriculum. Methodology: The research questions explored in this article are concerned with the history of political…
Descriptors: Political Science, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Primary Sources
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Dijkstra, Anne Bert; Daas, Remmert; De la Motte, Per Ingvar; Ehren, Melanie – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: School inspection of school social quality is, in contrast to inspection in the cognitive domain, still in its early phase of development. While schools are shown to affect social outcomes, the interplay of mechanisms makes it difficult to isolate the effect of the school. This paper aims to evaluate different approaches to inspecting…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Models, Inspection, Outcomes of Education
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Gessner, Susann – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The article enquires about how young migrants perceive and evaluate civic education in school and what expectations they have of the subject. Method: The article is based on a qualitative-oriented research work based on the Grounded Theory; surveys were made by interviews with students. Findings: The article emphasises that educational…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Grounded Theory, Surveys
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Kekez, Anka; Horvat, Martina; Šalaj, Berto – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper unfolds the ways in which Croatia, as a young post-communist democracy, has aligned its transition and consolidation with the development of education programs that would support the protection of human rights and the creation of a democratic political culture. Design/methodology/approach: By combining the existing studies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Interviews, Documentation
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Bombardelli, Olga; Codato, Marta – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: In the present paper we describe how civic and citizenship education takes place in Italy, trying to identify strengths and weaknesses, with the aims both of understanding the situation and of identifying possible measures for improvement. Methods: The methodology implies an analysis of the official guidelines by the Ministry in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Methods
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Park, Sun Young – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper seeks to illuminate the background of citizenship and character education in South Korea in order to better determine a means of collaboration between the two goals. Method: The paper is based on the qualitative analysis of the official documents and law in relation to citizenship and character education. Findings: The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Values Education, Qualitative Research
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De Groot, Isolde – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: Preparing citizens for participation in pluralist democracies also requires a type of citizenship education that fosters critical democratic citizenship (CDC). This study inquires into an educational activity with a long history in many EU-countries: mock elections. It explores the extent to which elements of CDC-literacy, competences and…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Civics
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