Citizenship Education and Its Implications for Education

Ali Ghasempoor, Peyman Yarmohammadzadeh, Zahra Pishkarmofrad

Abstract


This paper addresses the purpose of citizenship education and its role in educational setting. Citizenship is the core concept that provides the learning focus for social studies at all grades. To identify the skills, knowledge, and values that students will need as active democratic citizens, social studies must take into account the society in which students live, and anticipate the challenges they will face in the future. Citizenship is a fluid concept that changes over time: its meaning is often contested, and it is subject to interpretation and continuing debate. Citizenship education is fundamental to living in a democratic society. The concept of citizenship takes on meaning in specific contexts and is determined by time and place. Diverse notions of citizenship have been used in the past and are being used in the present, for both good and ill. The purpose of this study is, surveying the nature of citizenship and its implication for education. This paper explores the ways in which citizenship education is used in an effort to create particular kinds of citizens as part of a larger effort in education systems.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jel.v1n1p109

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