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ERIC Number: EJ1134544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Examination of Social Studies Curriculum and Course Books in the Context of Global Citizenship
Karakus, Mehmet; Türkkan, Buket Turhan; Öztürk, Fikriye
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n3 p472-487 2017
The document review method, which is a qualitative research method, was used in this study that aims to examine the social studies curriculum and course books in terms of attainments, teaching-learning process and measurement-evaluation process in the context of global citizenship. Furthermore, opinions of social studies teachers on the curriculum and course books in the context of global citizenship were determined by taking their written statements. Social studies course books and curricula at fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grade levels were examined in the study. Also, opinions of nine social studies teachers were analyzed. As a result of the study, it can be said that in general, the dimensions of global citizenship are included within the scope of attainments, content, teaching-learning process, measurement-assessment elements regarding social studies course. It was determined that awareness of diversity and multiculturalism, political and economic processes and interdependence, human rights, environmental responsibility and sustainable development among the dimensions of global citizenship are addressed at most, while the dimensions of social justice and contemporary peace and conflict are covered quite slightly. Furthermore, according to teachers' opinions, it can be said that social studies curriculum and course books have deficiencies in the context of global citizenship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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