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Emil Satra holds a BA and MA in Education from the University of Oslo, with a specialization in social studies didactics. I wrote my thesis on democratic citizenship education in social studies. I am currently an Assistant Professor in Education at the Norwegian School of Theology.
At the moment I am working on two articles on democratic citizenship education – one in English and one in Norwegian – based on my thesis. The articles will deal with the relationship between how social studies curriculum is organized and how teachers facilitate the acquisition of democratic knowledge, skills and values. Also, an official report on the overall condition of the Norwegian school has just been released, which backs up the empirical findings in my thesis.
Further, in the extension of my thesis, I have started the initial phase of working out a PhD-project. I would very much like to build on the work I have already done, by doing a more in-depth investigation of how democratic education facilitate students acquisition of democratic knowledge, skills, strategies and values. I will most likely base the study on interviews (with teachers) and observation.
Key research interests: Democratic citizenship education, social studies didactics, political socialization, political literacy, controversial issues in democratic education.
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