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Title: Pre-service teachers' views on civics and citizenship education in the social sciences curriculum at the teacher education level
Contributor(s): Sigauke, Aaron  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The School of Education at the University of New England incorporates civics and citizenship education in the Social Science Education curriculum. While it is assumed that after their studies pre-service teachers will have acquired knowledge and skills to teach this subject in schools little is known about their experiences on this programme at the institution. Yet often it is from this experience at the teacher training level that success in their teaching of the subject in schools can be realised. This paper reports on a study of pre-service teachers' experiences on this subject at the teacher and school education levels. Data collected through qualitative surveys indicate that while the majority is knowledgeable about citizenship issues they also describe what and how they learnt as 'too theoretical, basic and superficial'. In schools participants find little attention being directed towards teaching citizenship education. Participants made recommendations that could benefit both teacher education and schools on this subject.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Education in the North, 23(2), p. 75-97
Publisher: University of Aberdeen
Place of Publication: Aberdeen, Scotland
ISSN: 2398-0184
Field of Research (FOR): 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
160805 Social Change
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940201 Civics and Citizenship
940401 Civil Justice
940106 Citizenship and National Identity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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