Students’ Interest in Social Studies and Negotiation Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis of the GlobalEd Project

Oct. 01, 2011

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Volume 19, Issue 3, October 2011, 369-392.

The GlobalEd Project is a web-based educational intervention of international negotiations embedded within social studies curricula.

This meta-analysis study summarizes the effects of the GlobalEd Project on middle and high school students’ interest in social studies and negotiation self-efficacy.

Meta-analytic evidence supports statistically significant increases in students’ interest in social studies for both middle and high school students and negotiation self-efficacy for high school students only as a result of participating in GlobalEd.

Results demonstrated different effects of the intervention on middle and high school students, indicating greater increases for high school students.

Finally, after controlling for effects of school, proportion of those students who intend to go to college and who watch national news were contributing to the increase of interest in social studies.

Updated: Jul. 23, 2013