This study examines the views of future teachers of social studies regarding significant global trends, required citizen characteristics, and necessary educational strategies to develop the said characteristics. The study builds upon the landmark work of the nine-nation Citizenship Education Policy Study (CEPS I) carried out in the late 1990s that resulted in the model calledmultidimensional citizenship. The original work focused on the views of policy makers and scholars. The present research, CEPS II, is a follow-up study that seeks to determine the views of the next generation of those who will teach citizenship and civic education through social studies programs in seven participant societies: China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States of America. The results suggest that the future teachers, when compared with the policy experts and scholars in the original CEPS I study, are more optimistic about the future and are more oriented towards personal development and participatory behaviors that will positively impact the common good. Copyright © 2002 The Institute of Asia Pacific Education Development.
CitationKarsten, S., Cogan, J. J., Grossman, D. L., Liu, M.-H., & Pitiyanuwat, S. (2002). Citizenship education and the preparation of future teacher: A study. Asia Pacific Education Review, 3(2), 168-183.
- Teacher Education and Professional Development