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“Riding the citizenship wagon”: Citizenship conceptions of social studies teachers in Singapore
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TATE Volume 63, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Interest in citizenship has never been higher. However, citizenship is a contested concept. In this qualitative case study, we examined how social studies teachers in Singapore conceptualized citizenship. We found that teachers' understandings generally could be categorized as three conceptions of citizenship - character-driven, social-participatory, and critically-reflexive. Most teachers valued participation at a personal level and a minority valued civic engagement and/or were concerned about injustices and structural analysis. This challenged the perception that issues of ideology and curriculum content are Western concerns. Rather, social justice cuts across all societies, and is also fundamental to Asia and Singapore.

Citation

Sim, J.B.Y., Chua, S. & Krishnasamy, M. (2017). “Riding the citizenship wagon”: Citizenship conceptions of social studies teachers in Singapore. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 63(1), 92-102. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved January 28, 2023 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.12.002

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