JERASS publishes two jounrals; Syakaika Kenkyu and Syakaika Kyoiku Ronso.
While the former focuses on theory, the latter emphasises practice in order to promote the works in the field of social studies.

・Syakaika Kenkyu
(Journal of educational research on social studies)
・Syakaika Kyoiku Ronso
(Bulletin of Japanese social studies research association)




Assessment for Argument as an Application Concept : Relationship Building through a Recontextualization of Junior High School Social Studies Keiji TOYOSHIMA, Yasuhiro SHIBATA
Comparative Study of Research on Historical Consciousness in Japan and Germany : Focusing on a Concept of Educational Aims in Research on History Education Akiko UTSUNOMIYA
Mitsushige Mineji’s Theory of Community Education in the 1930s : The Objectives of Education in the “Production and Education” Controversy Takayuki ITABASHI
Elementary School Social Studies Lessons based on STS (Science, Technology and Society) Results : Educational Significance of the treatment of a Trans-Scientific Problem in a Disaster Prevention Unit Shuji KIKKAWA
Social Studies Lesson Planning Skills and Views for First year Pre-service Teachers : The Conflict between K-12 Experience and Pre-service Teacher Education Curriculum YU OSAKA




Improvement Strategies from social studies lessons that depend on the national curriculum : Through improvements to the textbook lessons to focus on “the learner situation Yasushi MATSUSHITA
Study on the construction of social studies lessons at an elementary school to develop values : Developing a tentative “Minamata disease” lesson plan for 5th grade elementary students Michiko KAMITA
The Characteristics of National Land Studies in ‘Early Social Studies’ : A focus on the Interface between the Citizenship Nurturing and National Education Masashi KAKUDA
Developing World History Lessons to Foster Authentic Social Participation by Searching for Historical Causation in relation to Current Issues Dominating the News Ryohei IKEJIRI, Yasunobu SUMIKAWA
The Challenge for “Communication-Based” International Education : A Case for “Making a Better Textbook” with South Korean and Japanese Students as the Main Agents Jongsung KIM




Social Studies Education based on Luhmann’s Theory of Communication-Lesson study for enabling students to reconsider the relationship between society and oneself- Noboru TANAKA
The Characteristics and Problems of the Reform of Elementary School Studies in Modern China-An analysis of the excellent national model lessons on “Morally and Society” in 2013- Biao WAN
The Structure and Characteristic of PASS by the National Council for the Social Studies : Professional Development Program Based on Learning Social Issues Takumi WATANABE




Depeloping a Social Studies Textbook Using Media Symphony : International Social Studies Unit “The Countries of the World” for Upper Elementary/Junior High School Levels Kunihide Kaneko
Teachers’Practical Strategies Involving Why-Questions in Social Studies Lessons : Based on the Target and Viewpoint of Questioning Saizou Mori
Constitutional Principles of Curriculum Standards to Support Social Studies Teachers in Their Gatekeeping Roles : Theoretical Conversion of the NCSS Standards in the U.S. Satoru Horita



≪Special Contribution≫

Curriculum Thinking, ‘Capabilities’ and the Place of Geographical Knowledge in Schools. David Lambert
Implications of Prof. Lambert’s Paper for Educational Research in Japan:Curriculum Thinking based upon Powerful Knowledge and ‘Capabilities Approach’ Naoyuki Ito


The Development of Academic Assessments in History Education during the Prewar Period of Showa : Based on the Analysis of History Testing by Ryoji Maruyama and Yohei Utsuki Yoshihikoi Fukuda
Perspectives on History Education among Geography and History Teachers in Japan : Interpreted from Their Life Stories Daisuke Murai
The Leaps and Stumbles of Children in a Social Studies Class Focused on Decision Making : Analyzing the Development Process of Social Recognition in Diverse Children Using a Constructivist Evaluation Model Ryosuke Okada
The Possibility of Learning about Society as a Relation in the Early Elementary Grades : An Analysis of “Getting Started in Philosophy” Suguru Fukui


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≪Special Issues≫

Researchs on Social Studies Class in the Contemporary School Context:Report of the Symposium on the 62nd Annual Conference of JERASS, Yamaguchi University Yukio Yoshikawa
An Approach of Social Studies Curriculum Design by Teachers : The Case Study of a Japanese History Teacher in High School Hiromi Kawaguchi
An Approach of Social Studies Curriculum Design by Teachers : The Case Study of a Japanese History Teacher in High School Taishi Fujise
The Lesson Improvement Study Based on the Fact of Learning Akihide Mine


“Development of Dialogue-Style Lessons in “Ethics” through “Learning of a Sense of Values Formation” : A Case of a Unit “The Challenge by Jobs and Gates regarding Ethical Problems in Capitalism” Hironobu Tanemori
The Attempt to Constitute “Concept-Categorization Teaching/Learning” in Elementary Social Studies : Focusing on Children’s Ability to Categorize and Explain Concepts Kazuyuki Niiya
Reevaluation of Civic Educational Theory Proposed by Thomas J. Jones and “Hampton Social Studies” Jinichiro Saito
Deliberative Turn in Issues-Centered Decision Making Curriculum : An Analysis on the Lesson Framework of “National Issues Forums” Kenichi Nagata




The Features of Movie as Teaching Material in the Early Social Studies : Focusing on the Film Series for Social Studies Mari Kokubu
Creation of an Elementary School Social Studies Lesson by Hideo Aikawa Based on Local History : Experience and Meaning of Being a Young Teacher in a Rural Village Through the Creation of the “New Geography and History Education” Practice Katsuhisa Shirai
What is the role of teacher fostering learners’ beliefs on the learning social studies? : The case study of a teacher and the former students at a junior high school Ryosuke Minamiura, Yasuhiro Shibata
A Class for Critical Perspectives toward the Social Participation in Social Studies : In the Case of the Lesson Plan “the People of Defending a Safety Lives” for 4th Grade in Elementary School Yusuke Matsuura
A Study of History Learning Theory as Doing History : Focusing on the Approach of Reading Like a Historian Hiroki Nakamura




Teaching Historical Overviews at the Unit Organization Level : A Comparative Case Study of Japan and the UK Tomohito Harada
Realizing a Theory of History Education based on Constructivism in Germany : A Case of the Type of Discussion of Social Problems by B. Volkel Akiko Utsunomiya
「A Lesson Plan in the Subject of “Ethics” for “Learning to Accept Values Critically” : A Case of a Unit “Is ‘Human Rights Bestowed by Heaven’ a Foreign Idea?” Masao Higuchi




Values Education when Teaching History in a Democratic Society : A Learning Module for Values Formation Kazuhiro Mizoguchi
Social Studies Curriculum Promotes “Social Cohesion” in Alberta, Canada : Focusing on “The Respect for Deep Diversity” and “The Accommodation of Diversity” Masumi Tsubota

≪Special Issues≫

Social Studies Research Trends and Issues in the United States Kazuhiro Kusahara
Enhancing Curricular-Instructional Gatekeeping in Social Studies Stephen J.Thornton
Implications of Dr. Thornton’s Paper for Theory and Research on Social Studies in Japan : Does the Subject Matter Precede the Educational Aim? And Is the De-contextual Talk on Classes of Social Studies Possible? Tatsuya Watanabe
Way of Making Sense: Researching Students’Historical Thinkingand Understanding Bruce A.VanSledright
Implications of Dr.VanSledrigh’s Paper for Theory and Research on Social Studies in Japan : Focusing on Relations between Practitioners and Researchers Masato Fujimoto
Researching Planning in Elementary Social Studies in the DigitalAge: Exploring the Potential of Lesson Study to Energize Teachers and Revitalize a Field Carolyn O’Mahony
Implications of Dr. O’Mahony’s Paper for Theory and Research on Social Studies in Japan Yasuhiro Hashimoto


Department of Social Studies Education, Graduate School of Education
Hiroshima University
1-1-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima,Hiroshima
739-8524, JAPAN

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The 68th JERASS Annual Conference
【Place】shimane University
【Date】November 9-10, 2019
Further details will be announced later.