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Davis-Morrison, Vileitha D
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Education for Active Citizenry: Learning from Life History
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Shortwood Teachers’ College, Annual Research Day Conference: Fifty Years of Teacher Education in Jamaica, Educating for a Sustainable Future.
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April 26, 2012
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Shortwood Teachers’ College
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Abstract
There is renewed interest in the introduction of Civics or Citizenship Education in the formal curriculum to foster democratic citizenry. Thus educational institutions must play an active role in promoting the acquisition of knowledge and the fostering of positive skills, values and attitudes for active citizenry. The paper explores the conditions and situations under which people develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to being active citizens. A Qualitative design was employed in the data collection and compilation of the life history of thirty active citizens. The lessons learnt are that many of the learning processes for active citizenry began informally through early socio-cultural, economic and political experiences. This has implications for the development of curricula, the learning process and the methodology needed to promote active citizenry.....
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