ERIC Number: EJ915844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Education Students' Views about Citizenship Education
Martin, Leisa A.
Action in Teacher Education, v32 n2 p56-69 Sum 2010
Citizenship preparation is recognized as a main goal of education (Parker, 2009); however, some individuals believe that only social studies teachers are required to prepare students for citizenship. At a Southeastern university, 77 teacher education students consisting of 28 men and 49 women from various content areas were interviewed on civic education. As the theoretical framework, interviews were based on the cognitive strategy use model applied to civic activity (Martin, 2005). Descriptive statistics indicate that the various content majors viewed citizenship preparation with different lenses based on their national organizations' goals. Whereas some participants opposed citizenship preparation and emphasized a need to focus on only content, the majority discussed how citizenship preparation and mastery of content were congruent with their content area organizations' national goals.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Role of Education, Social Studies, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Citizenship, Education Majors, Service Learning, Majors (Students), National Organizations, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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