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Bacia, Ewa; Ittel, Angela – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: The main goal of this paper is to analyze how the schools and teachers in three high schools dealt with the challenges of heterogeneity in the classroom using methods of citizenship and character education (CCE). Approach: To achieve this goal we conducted case studies in three high schools in Berlin, using multiple Methodological…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Democracy, Values Education, Citizenship Education
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Neoh, Jia Ying – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper compares citizenship education in Singapore and Australia. While discussions have been made about education and neoliberalism, few have explored the direct connections between citizenship education and neoliberalism. Approach: Though a discussion of country contexts, citizenship education policies and curriculum,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Kisby, Ben – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article explores linkages and disjunctions between citizenship education and character education in England. Approach: The article undertakes a theoretical discussion of what both forms of education are and involve, and a historical overview of their development over the past twenty years, utilising a wide range of primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Values Education, Educational History
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Acikalin, Mehmet; Kilic, Hamide – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This article introduces the history and development of Turkish national holidays. It also describes how these holidays being celebrated overtime in Turkey. Thus, the purpose of this article is providing fundamental information regarding Turkish national holidays and discussing possible role of these holidays in promoting character and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Values Education, National Norms
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Budde, Jürgen; Weuster, Nora – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: Class council has become a popular approach for character education and democracy learning in German schools. However, it is not clear if the expectations are met in social practice. Approach: The data was gained with an ethnographical multiple method approach within three contrasting secondary schools. The study is informed by practice…
Descriptors: Values Education, Democratic Values, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Lo, Jane C.; Tierney, Gavin – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: Increasing students' political interest has been a longstanding goal of civic education. One way to trigger students' interests in political issues is by engaging them first in an attention grabbing activity (i.e., assigning them to roles). Because it is important to examine not only how roles may trigger political interest, but also…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), High School Students, Student Interests, Politics
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Andersson, Erik – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Teachers find it difficult to conduct political controversial conversations in the social science classroom and due to an increased use of social media in educational settings new challenges and possibilities are raised. The use of social media causes fundamental changes to the role of the learner who becomes a producer and consumer--a…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Media, Political Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication
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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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Gronostay, Dorothee – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Being challenged by opposing views in a controversial discussion can stimulate the production of more elaborate and sophisticated argumentations. According to the model of argument reappraisal (Leitão, 2000), such processes require transactivity, meaning that students do not only give reasons to support their own position (e.g., pro/contra…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Classroom Communication, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Debate
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Agbaria, Ayman K.; Katz-Pade, Revital – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
This article examines the involvement of civil society organizations in human rights education (HRE) in Israel. Focussing on the educational programs of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), as a qualitative instrumental case study, this article examines the conceptions of good citizenship embedded in these programs. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Community Organizations
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McSharry, Majella; Cusack, Mella – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) in the Republic of Ireland and Local and Global Citizenship (LGC) in Northern Ireland keenly promote students' active participation in society. However, the purpose of this participation is not necessarily to encourage students to campaign for change in the present but rather that "students are…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Student Projects, Behavioral Objectives
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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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