Constructing citizenship through textbooks

Hegde, Rupamanjari (2021) Constructing citizenship through textbooks. Learning Curve (9). pp. 16-21. ISSN 2582-1644

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Citizenship education, referred to differently as civics, citizenship education or education for active citizenship in different parts of the world, is usually aimed at inculcating in students certain knowledge, skills and dispositions that are considered important to prepare them to actively participate in a democratic society. This often translates into developing in young children awareness about their duties, responsibilities, and rights so that they can effectively contribute towards national development and nation-building. In some NCERT civics textbooks (1975-2000), for instance, the learner is constantly reminded to develop appropriate qualities of a citizen - rational conduct, co-operation, and concern for fellow beings – in order to fulfill his/her obligations towards his/her family, community, and society at large.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Hegde, Rupamanjari
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Education for Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Schooling, Textbooks
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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