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Seitz, R. Zachary; Krutka, Daniel G.; Chandler, Prentice T. – Social Education, 2018
The 2016 presidential election was the first since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in which full voting protections were not in place for historically marginalized voters. This shift was largely due to a 5-4 decision in "Shelby v. Holder" (2013) in which the Supreme Court ruled that states with a history of voter discrimination…
Descriptors: Voting, State Legislation, Democracy, Disadvantaged
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Flanagan, Candra; Hindley, Anna – Social Education, 2017
For educators, it is imperative to be aware of the effects of racism and to learn how to teach about them to students. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture NMAAHC's signature workshop, "Let's Talk!", is designed to give educators tools--historical understanding, racial literacy, and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Race, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Barss, Karen – Social Education, 2016
The current divisive presidential election highlights the importance of teaching students the skills of constructive public discourse. This article discusses the role teachers play in teaching students how to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different opinions and experiences, try out ideas and positions, and give--and get--constructive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Kawashima-Ginsberg, Kei; Levine, Peter – Social Education, 2015
As the American public starts to focus on the 2016 election, questions about whether "young people" (generally people who are under 30) really know enough to vote, and whether they will vote, often dominate the media discussion. It's important to know the answers to these questions because they affect our democracy. Young people have…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Racial Differences, Civics
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Schwinn, Steven D. – Social Education, 2013
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Shelby County v. Holder" that Congress had exceeded its Fifteenth Amendment enforcement authority when it reauthorized a part of the Voting Rights Act (a coverage formula) that forced places with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before making changes to their election laws.…
Descriptors: Voting, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation
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Kohlmeier, Jada; Saye, John – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2019
We conducted a two-year study with four teachers (two mentors and two mentees), one university researcher, and a political science professor focused on improving discussion facilitation. This article examines the facilitation of a collaboratively developed seminar/deliberation discussion by four teachers and the relationship between their…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Logical Thinking, High School Teachers, High School Students
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Bredhoff, Stacey; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, 1962, an American U-2 aircraft, flying a photographic reconnaissance mission over Cuba, took 928 images (one is included with this article). The next day, analysts at the National Photographic Interpretation Center concluded that the photographs showed evidence of Soviet missile site construction in Cuba and conveyed their…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, Photography, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Werman, Amy; Adlparvar, Fatemeh; Horowitz, Jane K.; Hasegawa, Micah O. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Difficult conversations about "isms", power, privilege, and oppression are an essential part of social work education, and they present unique challenges for students and faculty. The current study examined students' and faculty's perceptions of the safety of the classroom and the competence of the faculty in facilitating difficult…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Work, Professional Education, Graduate Students
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Lin, Alex R.; Lawrence, Joshua F.; Snow, Catherine E.; Taylor, Karen S. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2016
Communicative self-efficacy serves as an important link between discussing controversial issues and civic engagement because confidence in one's discourse skills is important to managing conflicting perspectives and developing solutions to community-based problems. Freely available to schools, "Word Generation" is a cross-content…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Communication Skills, Content Area Reading, Literacy Education
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Kang, Hye-Kyung; O'Neill, Peggy – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Discussions of power and privilege, oppression, and structural inequities in classrooms can produce complex understanding and critical analysis when facilitated effectively. In this article we present the critical conversations model for facilitating conversations that open up space for discussing such issues and encourage the development of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Jahr, David; Hempel, Christopher; Heinz, Marcus – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
Studies have shown that the Requirement of Controversy defined in the German Beutelsbach Consensus is repeatedly violated in the practice of teaching Civic Education. However, little is known about the impact that different teaching settings have on the quality of controversy in the classroom. In this article, two scenes of classroom discussions…
Descriptors: Civics, Teaching Methods, History, Foreign Countries
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Washington, Elizabeth Yeager; Humphries, Emma K. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2011
In this qualitative study, the authors first explore the "sense making" of Emma, a former high school teacher (and co-author of this study), with regard to discussion of issues around race that became controversial in her social studies classroom. Her student population comprised predominantly white, rural, socioeconomically…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teacher Education Programs, Social Studies, Racial Factors
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Lin, Alex Romeo; Lawrence, Joshua Fahey; Snow, Catherine Elizabeth – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2015
Although American schools are required to meet civic education goals of preparing students to become active and informed citizens, high-quality civic opportunities (e.g. service learning and volunteering) are consistently less available to youth of color who are typically enrolled in schools located in high-poverty communities. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Randomized Controlled Trials, Middle School Students, Middle Schools