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Citizenship education in Northern Ireland - preparing the teachers

O'Connor, Una and Montgomery, Alison (2006) Citizenship education in Northern Ireland - preparing the teachers. In: Asia-Pacific International Conference, Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific International Conference. 12 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This presentation focuses on student and beginning teachers' personal values and attitudes in relation to citizenship education. It references findings from two research projects, one which considered the implementation of the citizenship curriculum and the other which investigated the values dimension of teacher education. It explores their understandings of the concept of citizenship, examines the preparation they receive to teach citizenship and reports on their early experiences teaching citizenship. It concludes by highlighting factors which impact on the effectiveness of beginning teachers' engagement with citizenship, including their personal biographies, the nature of skills development and the influence of different educational contexts.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Lecture)
Keywords:citizenship, teacher education, skills development
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:37634
Deposited By: Dr Una O'Connor Bones
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 21:27
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:29

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