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ERIC Number: ED523442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-0920-7
Changing Teachers' Conceptualizations of Teaching for Citizenship in a Globalized World
Duty, Lisa Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University
This study contributes to the broader scholarly discussion on global citizenship education by having examined and documented an inquiry into three "particular" secondary social studies teachers' initial conceptualizations of teaching for citizenship, reporting on the evolution of their constructions through the negotiation of tensions, and theorizing that (1) Teachers change their conceptualizations of teaching for citizenship in a globalized world by shifting or recreating their identities and (2) Teachers' identities are locations of agency for global citizenship and global citizenship education. While thinking about, reflecting on, or constructing new understandings of the concept of citizen and teaching for citizenship in a globalized world (TCGW) was important to changing teachers' conceptualizations, it was insufficient. Each teacher had a concept of what it means to be a citizen--an identity as a citizen--and this helped to define their understandings of teaching for citizenship. The findings indicate that teachers must fundamentally practice new forms of being and relating to others. As the teachers are citizens themselves, change in their conceptualizations had ramifications for them personally. The study concluded that teacher identities are locations for making choices about who we are, how we want to relate to others, and what kind of world we want to live in. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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