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ERIC Number: EJ1143437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Between Teachers' Perceptions and Civic Conceptions: Lessons from Three Israeli Civics Teachers
Cohen, Aviv
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v49 n4 p542-560 2017
Building on sociocultural theories of teaching and learning, rooted in constructivist traditions, this study examined the teaching of civics in relation to contextual sociocultural factors in the Israeli educational system. The study focused on ways in which three civics teachers conceptualized and framed notions of "good citizenship" in relation to the teaching of the civics subject matter, and on the ways in which such notions manifest in their planned teaching. The main finding points to how the teachers framed their civics lessons in a manner that was in congruence with their perceptions of their students' approaches to citizenship. Thus, the study reaches the conclusion that teachers' perceptions are a key element in framing and conceptualizing civics lessons, resulting in a reality in which students from different backgrounds may experience significant differences in their orientation to the notion of "good citizenship", limiting their exposure to multiple views.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel (Jerusalem)
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