This book ‘Social studies education and contemporary social problems’ focuses on some of the contemporary social problems that have become a serious threat to moral, social, political and economic development of different societies of the world. It vividly explains how social studies education, being one of the core subjects in schools can be effectively used to tackle social problems in our different societies. Social studies, as a school subject helps in the development of certain values such as patriotism, truthfulness, honesty, national consciousness which when imbibed by citizens encourage them to embrace virtues rather than vices. This book is recommended for teachers and students at all levels of education. It is also a handbook for religious institutions, the family, government functionaries and the reading public.