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Student teachers’ perception of citizenship education at a Fiji Teachers’ College

Dorovolomo, Jeremy and Fitoo, Billy (2020) Student teachers’ perception of citizenship education at a Fiji Teachers’ College. In: Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 65-75. ISBN 978-981-15-6482-6

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As various fundamental principles of democratic life are being threatened both on a national and international scale, education is increasingly being expected to provide the response and possible answers. Teachers and teacher education then become crucial elements to citizenship education, which may include the focus of teacher education courses and perhaps vitally, the characteristics of teachers themselves. There should be orientating beliefs concerning how citizenship education and notions involving values should be taught in the school curriculum. One should advocate active participation and experience-oriented teaching–learning methods for citizenship education and civic responsibility, rather than passive teaching–learning processes. This study investigated why student teachers think citizenship education is important, how it needs to be implemented, and what contents they perceive to be core to citizenship education. It is based on a survey conducted at a teachers’ college in Fiji involving 35 participants. This institution is hereafter referred to as Teachers College X.

Item Type: Book Chapter
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 23:07
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 23:27

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