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ERIC Number: EJ1119821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
Sixth Form Students' Perspectives of Citizenship Education in "A Small Island" Context
Spiteri, Damian; Mercieca, Ryan; Camilleri, Liberato
Research in Education, v94 n1 p1-12 Nov 2015
The island of Gozo is located just off the mainland island of Malta and is one of its constituencies. Gozo boasts of its own traditional characteristics which also include the particular Gozitan "dialect." Like other islands in the world, it has also been influenced by globalization. It has also been influenced by such changes as those brought about by Malta's accession to the EU in 2004 including a change in its currency to the euro. This paper explores whether, in line with postmodern concepts, which do not tie life on islands to fixed notions of borders, nations, nationalities, culture and the language(s) spoken, as young people who live in Gozo, the Gozitan sixth formers have their own ideas about what "being Gozitan" infers, and whether they believe that their schooling, alongside other agents of socialization, has led them to identify with Gozo.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malta
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