JSSE - Journal of Social Science Education

The Journal of Social Science Education (JSSE) is an international peer-reviewed academic open access journal in the area of research on teaching and learning in the field of social science education

Current Issue

                   Volume 15          Number 3           Fall 2016


Many  real world controversies are potentially present in classrooms  and lecture halls because students as well as teachers are part and parcel of societal, political and economic contentions and conflicts of the outside world. How can controversial processes of negotiation of meaning and knowledge construction be described and analyzed? This issue is edited by Reinhold Hedtke and Tilman Grammes. It continues the discussion of issue 2-2016 as it examines various problems of dealing with controversy in teaching and learning processes.

Current Calls for Papers

New! European Identity and Citizenship in Textbooks/Educational Media (JSSE 2-2018)

New! School Democracy and Increased Student Diversity (JSSE 1-2018)

Educational Governance of Social Science Education and Citizenship in School: Transformations, Conventions, Justifications and Regulations (JSSE 4-2017)

Character Education and Citizenship Education (JSSE 3-2017)

Beyond Description. Country Reports on Civic and Political Education in Post-Communist, Post-Authoritarian and “Old Liberal” Europe in Dialogue (JSSE 2-2017)

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Most Viewed Papers

Voices of Women in the Arab Spring
Amna Abdullatif

From Tahrir Square to Open Space: Practical Experiences with Open Space Technology in Egypt
Andreas Jacobs, Claudia Gross

Children In the Garden of Democracy: The Meaning of Civic Engagement in Today’s Egypt
James Youniss, Brian K. Barber, Rhett M. Billen

Walking Through the Revolution: A Spatial Reading of Literary Echoes
Ana Isabel Queiroz, Daniel Alves

Education for National Belonging: Imposing Borders and Boundaries on Citizenship with Difference
Daryl Gordon, Jennifer Long, Melissa Fellin

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Bielefeld UniversityHamburg University

Leuphana University LüneburgUniversity of Cologne

Universidade do PortoUniversity of York



Reinhold Hedtke, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Ian Davies, University of York, United Kingdom
Andreas Fischer, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany
Tilman Grammes, University of Hamburg, Germany
Isabel Menezes, University of Porto, Portugal
Birgit Weber, University of Cologne, Germany

Principal Contact

Editors of the Journal of Social Science Education
Prof. Dr. Reinhold Hedtke
Bielefeld University
Faculty of Sociology
Postbox 100 131
33501 Bielefeld
Email: info@jsse.org