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ERIC Number: ED550517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Evaluation of the Citizenship Consciousness of the 8th Year Students
Tonga, Deniz; Keles, Hamza
Online Submission, Mevlana International Journal of Education v4 n2 p59-72 Aug 2014
The prime purpose of this study is to elucidate the awareness level of citizenship of 8th year students. That was why the answer of the question "what is the level of citizenship consciousness of the 8th year students" was sought. The study was designed according to the descriptive survey method with the use of a scale with 7 open ended questions developed by the authors. The scale was applied to a total of 1178 8th year students in 12 different cities in 2012-2013 academic year. The data obtained were subjected to descriptive analyses. The results revealed that the citizenship awareness of the 8th year students was medium and more than half of the students were oblivious about what their legal and constitutional rights were. It was determined that the students were not able to explain the human rights based on the underlying reasons. Most of the participants did not have sufficient knowledge about democracy and perceived it as general elections. It was also observed that they lacked the knowledge on the adverse behaviors in human communications and described a good citizen as the person who pays taxes, does military service, votes, and is honest and benevolent.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey