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Heikkinen, Hannu M. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: In this article I will give an example of a linguistic program I have been doing with sixth form college students from Finland and the Netherland and link this action research to the meaning of drama education, and of the potential of devised drama as a part of civic Education. Method: I will explain the theory of devised drama, then I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Drama, Citizenship Education
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Dewhurst, Marit; Desai, Dipti – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Purpose: The rise of out-of-school youth arts organizations, especially those dedicated to addressing social issues with young people, suggests a growing need for spaces in which we prepare young people to creatively and critically shape their communities. While the popularity of these programs is certainly positive, it does little to tell us what…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Social Justice
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Alongi, Marc D.; Heddy, Benjamin C.; Sinatra, Gale M. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Controversial issues have been established within the larger framework of civic education as an effective pedagogical approach to developing critical thinking in the classroom, preparing students with intellectual habits necessary for participation in scholarship, civic life and democracy. In this study, we found that a pedagogical intervention,…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Brant, Jacek Wiktor – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
In the wake of current world financial crisis serious efforts are being made to rethink the dominant economic assumptions. There is a growing movement in universities to make economics more relevant and to embrace an understanding of diverse models. Additionally, philosophical schools such as critical realism have provided new tools for thinking…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Economics Education, Financial Exigency
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de Groot, Isolde; Veugelers, Wiel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
Since the beginning of the 21st century, academics in various disciplines have stressed the need to address democratic deficits in Europe as well as lacunae in the citizenship development of European youth. In this article we explore the value of various types of democratic engagement for strengthening the democratic character of local and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Classification, Citizenship Education
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Faúndez, Ximena; Goecke, Ximena – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article introduces and discusses a research which sought to comprehend, through the analysis of the narratives of the grandchildren of victims of the Civic-Military Dictatorship in Chile, the phenomena of transgenerational psychosocial trauma. The research involved 14 grandchildren of former political prisoners (FPP), between 18 and 25 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Victims, Trauma, Political Issues
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Zhu, Yidan – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This paper examines citizenship learning and identity construction of new Chinese immigrants in a Canadian immigration settlement organization (ISO). I address the gap between the concept of "settlement" and "citizenship" generated by government-funded ISOs and new immigrants' actual practices in these programs. I adopt Dorothy…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Immigrants, Asians, Citizenship Education
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Loring, Ariel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
Following a grounded, bottom-up approach to language policy (Blommaert 2009; Canagarajah 2005; McCarty, 2011; Ramanathan, 2005), this paper investigates available resources and discourses of citizenship in Sacramento, California to those situated within the citizenship infrastructure. It analyzes how the discursive framing of local and national…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Adult Education, Community Education
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Queiroz, Ana Isabel; Alves, Daniel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This paper presents an embryo of a literary guide on the Carnation Revolution to be explored for educational historical excursions other than leisure and tourism. We propose a historical trail through the centre of Lisbon, city of the Carnation Revolution, called "Walk through the Revolution." The trail aims to reinforce collective…
Descriptors: Memory, Reading, Tourism, Geography
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Nogueira, Cristina Marques – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This paper assumes that formative processes are not limited to the school context or model but that other life contexts and experiences, even if not intentionally, have educational effects. These informal formative contexts and experiences can play a key role individual´s development, resulting not only in superficial changes, but also in deep…
Descriptors: Females, Authoritarianism, Individual Development, Conflict
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Mosher, Rhiannon – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article explores citizenship education for adult immigrants through informal language education in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Based on data collected over thirteen months of ethnographic research among volunteer Dutch language coaches in Amsterdam, the primary methods used in this study were in-depth semi-structured interviews and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Citizenship Education, Indo European Languages
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Kus, Zafer – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
The current study aims to investigate social studies and science teachers' attitudes and classroom practices associated with controversial issues. The study is a qualitative research based on data collected through interviews and observation. Social studies and Science teachers participated in the current study which was conducted in Kirsehir, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Blanchard, Hervé; Coléno, Yves-Patrick – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
In France, syllabuses and teachings of economics have changed a lot in first degrees and at the high school as well since their creation. Wondering whether this imperceptible transformation does not lead finally the subject towards a regression as for its ambitions, by impoverishing it, we analyse these evolutions. Concentrating our work on the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Lexicology, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Safari, Parvin; Rashidi, Nasser – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
Critical pedagogy (CP) with the eventual aim of creating changes in society towards the socially just world rests upon the premise that language learning is understood as a sociopolitical event. Schools and classrooms are not merely seen as the neutral and apolitical sites or oxymoron of transmitting taken-for-granted knowledge and common sense to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tolich, Martin; Scarth, Bonnie; Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article examines the experiences of final year undergraduate sociology students enrolled in an internship course where they researched a local community project, mostly in small groups, for a client. A sociology lecturer supervised their projects. Course-related outcomes were assessed using conventional university procedures but a research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Sociology
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