Special Issue: COVID-19 pandemic and social science education

Editor of this Issue

Tilman Grammes, University of Hamburg, Germany

“If I protect myself - I can protect you. Together, we can do it!” There is hardly a sentence that better illustrates the effects of social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic on social education and the underlying assumptions than this slogan, seen in a public school. From a later point of view, the current COVID-19 pandemic and global crises could be regarded as nothing short of a controlled educational crisis experiment with online distance learning. To initiate discussion on such effects during and immediately after the COVID-19 lockdown, JSSE is proud to publish three initial articles. They represent rubrics of our journal: essay, case study and a country report, and address educational theory, didactics as the more inner aspect (“software”) and educational sociology as the more outer aspect (“hardware”) of teaching and learning. A current call for papers (JSSE 2021-4) on classroom ethnography invites to further contribute to these questions more in depth.

Published: 2020-07-13