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ERIC Number: ED454109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-16
Pages: 14
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The Six Characteristics of Universal Citizenship: Their Development and Measurement in Pre-Service Teachers.
Jongewaard, Steve
This paper addresses three questions: (1) What key citizenship characteristics are essential for today's highly diverse, complex classrooms? (2) What should be the content of a course that would teach these traits? and (3) What pedagogical strategies could be employed to enhance the delivery of that content and to measure for the desired results? The paper describes a combined elementary and secondary social studies methods course for delivery of key components of universal citizenship. It addresses research design, six characteristics of "transcultural universalism" (cross-cultural adaptability, geographical global awareness, contextual global awareness, empathetic activism, shared values, and trans-cultural awareness), and three pedagogical principles that facilitate the application of these characteristics by pre-service teachers. Preliminary descriptive and statistical results are discussed. Statistical correlations between course components and citizenship characteristics must be developed, and a specified set of cross-cultural communication skills should be incorporated into subsequent iterations of the methods course. Contains 3 figures, 5 tables, and a 38-item working bibliography. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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