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Title: Citizenship Education in the Social Science Subjects: An Analysis of the Teacher Education Curriculum for Secondary Schools
Contributor(s): Sigauke, Aaron  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n11.1Open Access Link
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Abstract: Citizenship education is widely acknowledged as a necessary part of the school curriculum for various reasons. For young people, it is assumed that citizenship can best be learnt through the school curriculum. This means that teachers need to thoroughly understand what citizenship means and how to pass this knowledge on to students. This paper examines the nature of civics and citizenship education offered in the social sciences teacher education program at a teacher education institution in Australia. It analyses ten social science subject syllabuses to find out how pre-service teachers are trained about teaching citizenship education in schools when they graduate. Findings show that a multiple conception of citizenship and a cross-curriculum integration model are adopted in the ten subjects. The study recommends a stand-alone offering of citizenship education at the teacher education level.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(11), p. 126-139
Publisher: Edith Cowan University
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1835-517X
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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