ERIC Number: ED426005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Citizenship Education for the 21st Century: Insights from Social Studies Teacher Preparation Students in Three Countries.
Kubow, Patricia K.
This study elicited the views of students in secondary social studies teacher education programs to compare students' views with the views of policy experts to identify the intersection of agreement or consensus on the changing nature of citizenship. The study also makes recommendations for teacher training curricula and pedagogy to prepare these students better for their citizenship educator roles. A questionnaire and interview data were gathered for this descriptive study. Fifth-year students in secondary social studies teacher preparation programs in Canada, England, and the United States completed a 106-item questionnaire on societal trends impacting life in the next 25 years, citizenship characteristics deemed necessary to people to cope with and manage these trends, and strategies, approaches and innovations recommended for consideration and action by educational policy makers during the next 25 years. Of the 147 research participants, 43 interviews were conducted via Internet, telephone, and in-person. Significant challenges facing society in the future are identified with recommendations presented to address those challenges in teacher education. (Contains 15 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (England); United States