Search results for: Citizenship education
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This article analyses pre-service education student perceptions and perspectives related to education for democracy in Australia. The article begins by outlining the concepts of thick and thin democracy and why this is important in relation to contemporary debates about the state of civics and citizenship education, and then explains the conceptual framework of critical pedagogy and methodology. The datum analysed is discussed in relation to neoliberalism and indicates that the pre-service teachers in this study view democracy in a narrow or thin way that may impact on their classroom practice where they would be teaching about but not for democracy.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2017
The goal of this study was to explore how participating in a political environmental action project influenced pre-service teachers’ environmental citizenship. Following the steps of Project Citizen, an international civic education program, pre-service teachers learned about and proposed policy solutions to address excessive energy usage at their university. Analysis revealed growth in the pre-service teachers’ environmental citizenry, including their self-efficacy, values awareness, and ecological and civics literacy.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2017
Some Reflections on the Links between Teacher Education and Peace Education: Interrogating the Ontology of Normative Epistemological Premises
This article provides a critique of the essentialized assumptions about identity, culture and education that are found in contemporary peace education literature. Furthermore, it explores the implications that these assumptions have for teacher education in conflict and post-conflict societies. A major challenge for teacher education in conflict and post-conflict societies is how to create openings that take these complexities into consideration and create openings which address the limitations imposed by the nation-state. Finally, the authors propose the idea of teachers becoming critical design experts, in order to create openings for a renewed relationship between teacher education and peace education.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2017
This work aims to present an alternative vision of teaching, one that the authors call “Teacher as Civic Agent.” This term marks an important theoretical shift from viewing quality teaching and learning as that which prepares students to succeed economically to that which prepares students to become self-actualized and critically empowered civic agents. The authors explore the “Teacher as Civic Agent” through the analysis of the Council of Youth Research. The study seeks to provide a new rationale for democratic teacher education and a revitalization of the civic purposes of schooling. The authors argue for new paradigm of teacher education in which teachers engage with local communities, become producers of knowledge, and work collectively in solidarity with their students to create social change.
Updated: Mar. 03, 2014
This article presents a theoretical framework for citizenship education grounded in historical, philosophical, theoretical, and practical experience foundations. This '4E framework' for citizenship education provides a way for educators to actualize goals for civic empowerment with their students. The 4E model proposes a four-part process for student learning: educate, equip, engage, and empower.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2012
This study aimed to explore preservice teachers' attitudes toward teacher self-disclosure as part of citizenship curriculum. The study also investigated the challenges for teachers to integrate self-disclosure into their teaching. The study focused on the examination of teachers' sharing their religious beliefs and political perspectives to enhance students' civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Updated: Aug. 08, 2012
This study focused on the views of middle and secondary teacher education students from various content areas. The author interviewed 77 teacher education candidates from mathematics, English, science, and social studies education. The author concludes that citizenship preparation can show how subject area issues and citizenship preparation can be used as ways to examine content and take action on domestic or international issues.
Updated: Aug. 06, 2012
Challenges in Teaching for Critical Multicultural Citizenship: Student Teaching in an Accountability-Driven Context
The purpose of this paper is to examine how three preservice teachers who supported the tenets of critical multicultural citizenship negotiated the constraints they encountered when trying to teach for this kind of citizenship in an urban school classroom. Participants in this study negotiated constraints, mostly contextual, by de-emphasizing teaching to the test, finding ways to sneak in critical and multicultural social studies knowledge and contemporary issues into the curriculum, and incorporating multiple perspectives as a way to increase critical inquiry while teaching the facts necessary for standardized tests.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
The current article presents a construct that has served as the perspective by which civic education and government courses have been taught in American secondary schools. The author explains the construct of natural rights. The author's purpose here is pointing out the elements of the natural rights construct and critiquing its effects on the teaching of civics and government. Then, the author outlines the moral element and theoretical and curricular elements of the natural rights construct . Finally, the author provides a critique of the natural rights perspective.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
In this article, the author argues that a socially just and effective citizenship education means including and understanding the historical and political contexts of Indigenous Americans. The author also maintains that schools and teachers have the responsibility for students' exposure to and understanding of the complexity of the United States', politically based past and present relationship with and responsibility to tribal nations and their citizens is exposed.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012