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ERIC Number: EJ1054431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Reconciling Multiple Conceptions of Citizenship: International School Teachers' Beliefs and Practice
Alviar-Martin, Theresa
Journal of Education, v191 n3 p39-49 2010-2011
This qualitative case study examined the beliefs and practice of two teachers in an international school to inform debates about the potential of education for critical, transnational, and multiple citizenship. Data from interviews and observations indicated that teachers conceptualized and taught citizenship in ways that reflected the fluid and evolving nature of civic identity, rights, and obligations. However, the teachers noted challenges in linking students' daily civic experiences and academic programs, and reconciling the school's civic ethos with the wider, nation-centric discursive practices of citizenship in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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