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Volume :41 Issue : 156 2015      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Degree of Including the Themes of Global Citizenship Education in Social Studies Curriculum and Teaching Methods.

Auther : Dr. Saif Bin N. AL-Maamari - Badria AL-Sarmi

     The study aimed at exploring the degree of including the themes of global citizenship education in social studies curriculum and teachers’ methods to teach them from their perspective. In addition, the study attempts to examine the effect of a set of variables including gender, teaching experience, stage they teach and specialization.
     To achieve the aims of the study a descriptive approach was used. the researchers prepared a questionnaire consisted of (34) items. After checking the validity and reliability of the instrument, it was applied to the study sample which is consisting of (291) teachers who work in the public schools in the province of Muscat. The study showed that social studies curriculum - from the viewpoint of teachers - focusing on aspects of learning associated with global citizenship moderately, it focuses primarily on the “issues and global environmental problems”, then “tolerance for others”, and on “global economic issues. The more activities used by respondents in the teaching of topics related to global citizenship contained in the books of social studies are:” to encourage students to express their opinion and respect the opinions of others “, and” urged them to follow up on various media to learn about world events “. They use the teacher-centered teaching methods in their teaching of these topics. In addition, the data  showed no statistical significant differences at the level of significance (α= 0.05)  can be attributed to variables of gender,  teaching experience, and specialization.

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