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Authors hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles as the original source is cited.</p> Educating preservice teachers in sustainability: Conceptions, values and attitudes of students and lecturers at the university <p>The university has the ethical, academic, and peremptory responsibility to train education students and future trainers in sustainability. It is also something that lecturers must be prepared to address. Through a pretest-posttest study, we analyze which sustainability values and attitudes preservice teacher acquire when they work with activities on sustainability. A total of 359 students completed the process. At the same time, we analyze the attitudes and knowledge held by the lecturers who carry out these activities in sustainability education. The findings regarding the difficulty students have in integrating the various aspects of sustainability are discussed, as well as the gaps and resistance of the lecturers who design and develop such processes. Future research could be designed in such a way that causal relationships could be established between the type of instructional design, the results obtained, and the conceptions and beliefs of lecturers regarding sustainability.</p> Antonia Lozano-Díaz Juan Sebastián Fernández-Prados Cesar Bernal-Bravo Juan F. Velasco-Muñoz Copyright (c) 2023 Juan Sebastián Fernández-Prados, Antonia Lozano-Díaz, Cesar Bernal-Bravo, Juan F. Velasco-Muñoz, Juan F. Velasco-Muñoz 2023-11-30 2023-11-30 12 3 239 259 10.17583/rimcis.11478 Behind Closed Doors: Exploring the Consequences of Parents Staying at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Prevalence of Parental Violence Against Children <p>This study aimed to determine the consequences of parents staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic on the prevalence of parental violence against children. The researcher used a descriptive-analytical technique in this study, and the sample consisted of 350 children who were abused by their parents. The researcher designed a questionnaire to identify the most common forms of parental violence (physical, sexual, verbal, economic, and psychological) against children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results showed that parents staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a high prevalence of risks of parental violence against children, at 79.84%. Verbal violence ranked first at 21.3%, followed by psychological violence at 21%. Physical violence came in third place at 20.5%, economic violence at 18.7%, and sexual violence at 18.5%. One of the most important recommendations of this study is the necessity to take a set of serious measures, such as strengthening family values between parents and children, in order to strengthen the family unit in times of crisis, in general, and during the COVID-19 crisis, in particular.</p> Walaa Elsayed Copyright (c) 2023 Walaa Elsayed 2023-11-30 2023-11-30 12 3 260 284 10.17583/rimcis.12072 Political Discourse and Social Representations of Disability in Institutional Family Care Strategies <p>The work presented makes a critical analysis of the discourse of social policy in Andalusia in relation to family care. It focuses particularly on the social representations of disability that arise from family care. The aim was to contribute to the reflection on the ways of constituting the public object of attention and social protection of care for people with functional diversity within the family environment. The methodology used was qualitative. The main research techniques are the documentary review and the critical analysis of the discourse of the Andalusian regulations that regulate social protection. From a hermeneutic perspective, we examined specific social intervention practices, triangulating critical discourse analysis with multisite knowledge and participant observation. Public care policies in Andalusia represent people with functional diversity as dependents. People with functional diversity are not considered self-sufficient to take care of themselves, being trapped under notions of fragility, defencelessness, vulnerability, protection and guardianship. A discourse centred on the care of the family carer and the most basic care of people with functional diversity is justified. On the other hand, public responsibilities aimed at the social participation of people with disabilities are neglected.</p> Rocío Ortíz-Amo Isabel María Martínez-Salvador Jesús Muyor-Rodríguez Copyright (c) 2023 ROCÍO ORTÍZ-AMO, ISABEL MARÍA MARTÍNEZ-SALVADOR, JESÚS MUYOR-RODRÍGUEZ 2023-11-30 2023-11-30 12 3 285 303 10.17583/rimcis.11674 Educating for Participatory Citizenship in the Social Sciences Classroom: A Practical Experience <p>Within the competences developed in the social sciences classroom in secondary education, one of the most influential in shaping society is social and civic competence. In this context, educating for citizen participation and democracy is one of the main tasks in this stage since it lays the foundations for personal development, and it is the last stage in which competencies are developed globally. This exploratory type of research carries out a qualitative analysis of the results of a didactic intervention whose purpose is this task. It was carried out with a sample of 143 students, chosen by convenience procedure, not probabilistic, under the necessary conditions to participate in the intervention during the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. Its objective is to analyze the training of secondary education students in Spain from the areas of social sciences and philosophy for democratic participation in society. The analysis methodology was qualitative and was carried out with the help of WEBQDA software. The results show an evolution in the knowledge about the concepts of "democracy" and "participation" and the disposition for citizen participation in the students included in the sample.</p> Mario Corrales-Serrano Copyright (c) 2023 Mario Corrales Serrano 2023-11-30 2023-11-30 12 3 304 327 10.17583/rimcis.11968