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Citizenship education and the reform of the primary teacher education social studies curriculum in Jamaica
Brown, Monica M.; Lambert, Clement T. M
Transforming the Educational Landscape through Curriculum Change
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The article deals with education for citizenship in a democratic society and the inculcation of desirable values and attitudes. The content comprises an analysis and assessment of an attempt in Jamaica to revise the Social Studies course for primary teachers to better reflect the emphases in the newly revised primary school curriculum. The conclusions and recommendations focus on the need for pre-service and in-service teacher training to emphasise techniques of analysing values and attitudes; methods of assessment; mentoring; conflict resolution; skills development; and on-line conferencing. The development of support materials as well as monitoring and evaluation of programmes are also suggested as an integral part of the reform process in citizenship education.....