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Title: 'Political ideas can only be discussed if they are in the syllabus; otherwise a political discussion is not necessary': Teachers' views on citizenship education in Zimbabwe
Contributor(s): Sigauke, Aaron  (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1386/ctl.6.3.269_1
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Abstract: This study on the introduction of citizenship education in Zimbabwe reviewed teachers' opinions about and preparedness in implementing the programme. Data were collected through in-depth face-to-face interviews with 21 teachers purposefully selected from two high schools in the country. Interviews focused on teachers' conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education, the status of citizenship education in the curriculum, teaching techniques regarded as appropriate for teaching citizenship issues, assessment and training needs. In the sample there were a wide range of views on the meaning and purpose of citizenship and citizenship education. While some teachers are positive about the purpose of this subject, others think that it is an attempt to indoctrinate and silence young people from being critical of the government.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 6(3), p. 269-285
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1751-1925
Field of Research (FOR): 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
940201 Civics and Citizenship
930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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