ERIC Number: EJ1177154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Global Citizenship Education in Secondary Science: A Survey on ASEAN Educators
Yeoh, Miranda P.
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v40 n1 p63-82 2017
Science is for all students in all countries; and this is a principle of equity. An explicit aim of science education is to create a high level of scientific literacy so that students have a greater understanding of science content knowledge that is associated with life, the physical world and earth sciences. As 21st century citizens, it is essential to use our scientific literacy and knowledge to address issues like environmental protection and sustainable development of our nation, region and our world. A survey was completed by 60 educators from the ASEAN region concerning their perceptions of their identity as regional and global citizens, the factors that contribute to such perceptions, the issues for which they would advocate and the roles that science and/or math education has played to bring about their realizations as regional and global citizens. Several respondents provided suggestions on how Global Citizenship Education (GCE) may be embedded in math and science education. From the survey conducted, the author recommends the use of science education to serve as a platform for GCE in countries where GCE is not in the curriculum, and the extension of our lesson plans to bring awareness of the responsibilities of global citizenship that include caring for our environment, human rights, peace, equality and sustainable development.
Descriptors: Science Education, Literacy, Knowledge Level, Science Process Skills, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity, Citizenship, Global Approach, Mathematics Education, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recs; http://www.recsam.edu.my/joomla/jsmesea/index.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brunei; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Burma; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam