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Teaching for citizenship in Lebanon: Teachers talk about the civics classroom
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TATE Volume 28, Number 3, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

National and Civic Education is a program of study compulsory across all grade levels in Lebanon aimed at promoting social cohesion and active citizenship. A sample of 19 civics teachers in Lebanon across four of the six governorates participated in semi-structured interviews. The conversations delved into their conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education and their reflections of classroom teaching experiences. Their responses revealed complex inter-relations among nationalist conceptions of citizenship, pedagogies of rote learning, emotional repercussions from controversial topics and limited opportunities to think critically and engage in dialogue in the classroom.

Citation

Akar, B. (2012). Teaching for citizenship in Lebanon: Teachers talk about the civics classroom. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 28(3), 470-480. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 18, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 31, 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.2011.12.002

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