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International Journal of Social Education

2006 Volume 21, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. The Electronic Republic? Evidence on the Impact of the Internet on Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the U.S

    Phillip J. VanFossen

    In 1991, Lawrence Grossman wrote that "a new political system is taking shape in the United States. As we approach the twenty-first century, America is turning into an electronic republic, a... More

    pp. 18-43

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  2. Internet's Potential to Affect Social Studies and Democracy

    Adam M. Friedman

    Technology, and the Internet in particular, is bringing constant change to American society, including the potential to enhance democracy by fostering participation in the electoral process.... More

    pp. 44-58

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  3. The Agentic Power of the Internet

    Scott M. Waring

    Generally, children attribute agency, having the power or authority to act, to traditionally celebrated historical figures. Often this leads to increased apathy about their own future due to the... More

    pp. 59-72

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  4. WebCT, PDS, and Democratic Spaces in Teacher Education

    Merry M. Merryfield

    This article begins with an overview of how WebCT is used within a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) program in social studies and global education. WebCT is a class management system that allows... More

    pp. 73-94

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  5. Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers Using Digital Civic Resources

    John K. Lee

    The need for an engaged, informed citizenry is central to the dream of democracy by Thomas Jefferson. The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) places citizenship education "at the heart... More

    pp. 95-110

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  6. Technology, Citizenship, and the Social Studies Classroom: Education for Democracy in a Technological Age

    Alicia R. Crowe

    Throughout human existence, changes in technology have influenced human life. Innovations in technology also impact civic life. Radio and television became prominent fixtures in the United States... More

    pp. 111-121

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  7. Digital Archives: Democratizing the Doing of History

    Cheryl Mason Bolick

    The creation of digital archives has shifted the dynamics of doing historical research by changing who is able to conduct the research and how historical research is done. Digital archives are... More

    pp. 122-134

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  8. Children and Their Digital Dossiers: Lessons in Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

    Ilene R. Berson & Michael J. Berson

    The right to privacy is a firmly entrenched democratic principle that has been inferred in the U.S. Constitution and protected by the Fourteenth Amendment as a liberty of personal autonomy. It is... More

    pp. 135-147

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  9. A Positive or Negative Force for Democracy: The Technology Instructional Paradox

    Richard A. Diem

    Over the past two decades, the technology "revolution" has evolved to touch nearly every aspect of the people's lives. More than just a convenience, this force has become a necessity throughout... More

    pp. 148-154

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