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



Citizenship and art streams in education have been largely separate. Nevertheless, civic education is able to use the arts as tool and technique for promoting more effective education for citizenship. In such a case both streams could make the teaching process and self-reflection of students more complex. This issue, edited by Erich Mistrík, shows some of possible ways of connecting civics with arts in education.

Current Calls for Papers

Open and Permanent Call 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 (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