ERIC Number: EJ1023937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Global Citizenship Instruction through Active Participation: What Is Being Learned about Global Citizenship?
Educational Forum, v77 n4 p394-406 2013
If the definitions of global citizenship are varied and contestable, how do teachers conceptualize and make meaning of global citizenship when required to teach global citizenship in the classroom? For this study, twenty-nine grade six social studies teachers in British Columbia, Canada, were surveyed on their definitions of global citizenship with a focus on active participation. Their responses indicated a belief in active citizenship, civic global responsibility, community service, and making change in the world; however, the focus of their student work in global citizenship was often limited to treating the symptoms of global inequalities, thus ignoring our interdependencies. Consequently, this article suggests that a more critical approach to global citizenship needs to be articulated in curriculum documents and promoted in schools.
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Social Studies, Teacher Surveys, Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Middle School Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Learning Activities, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 6; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada