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Title: Young people, citizenship and citizenship education in Zimbabwe
Contributor(s): Sigauke, Aaron  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2011.02.014
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Abstract: Citizenship education in Zimbabwe is based on the claim that young people lack citizenship virtues. This study set out to investigate these assumptions by assessing high school students' knowledge of, attitudes towards and participation levels in citizenship issues. Findings show that while students are knowledgeable about citizenship issues they are however, hesitant about involvement in political activities. The study concludes that the reported claims are partly not valid. In a politically sensitive environment students are unwilling to engage in political activities. They accurately assess the situation and adopt a position which other citizens in similar circumstances might take.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Educational Development, 32(2), p. 214-223
Publisher: Pergamon
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-4871
Field of Research (FOR): 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940201 Civics and Citizenship
930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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