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ERIC Number: EJ1015983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Citizenship Education in the Social Science Subjects: An Analysis of the Teacher Education Curriculum for Secondary Schools
Sigauke, Aaron T.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n11 Article 8 Nov 2013
Citizenship education is widely acknowledged as a necessary part of the school curriculum for various reasons. For young people, it is assumed that citizenship can best be learnt through the school curriculum. This means that teachers need to thoroughly understand what citizenship means and how to pass this knowledge on to students. This paper examines the nature of civics and citizenship education offered in the social sciences teacher education program at a teacher education institution in Australia. It analyses ten social science subject syllabuses to find out how pre-service teachers are trained about teaching citizenship education in schools when they graduate. Findings show that a multiple conception of citizenship and a cross-curriculum integration model are adopted in the ten subjects. The study recommends a stand-alone offering of citizenship education at the teacher education level. (Contains 4 tables.)
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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