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Journal:   CURRICULUM PLANNING KNOWLEDGE & RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES   WINTER 2013 , Volume 9 , Number 35; Page(s) 117 To 131.
 
Paper: 

CONTENT ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL SOCIAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM DUE TO THE VIEWPOINT OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CHARACTERISTICS

 
 
Author(s):  GHOLTASH ABBAS, SALEHI MOSLEM, MIRZAEI HASAN*
 
* EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, SEMIROM BRANCH, PAYAM NOOR UNIVERSITY, SEMIROM, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The aim of this study was the investigation for detection of the characteristics of global citizenship in primary school social studies curriculum. For this purpose, the researcher specified the characteristics and features of a global citizenship and then studied the content of social studies curriculum of primary school. As the first task, a descriptive method and for the second one, content analysis was used. For having a definite aim, the researcher selected social studies' textbooks of the fourth and the fifth grades and conducted content analysis to collect data. The researcher used the lists of analysis of lessons' objectives, student and teachers textbooks content analysis lists and picture analysis drafts. Then, based on theoretical principles and legislative based on the proposal, the validity was determined by educational experts and some other related specialists. Each sentient in lesson objectives, student and teachers textbooks as well as pictures in textbooks were analyzed. Based on the content analysis, the most important results indicated that in general, the qualities of global citizenship in curriculum developing of social studies in Iran primary schools were taken in to account at the rate of 10.20, 6.10 and 3.15 percent in cognitive domain, psychomotor domain and affective domain aspects, respectively. This issue showed that there was little consideration for the qualities of global citizenship in social studies curriculum. The results of picture analysis showed a rate of 30 percent attention to the qualities of global citizenship in social studies curriculum.

 
Keyword(s): GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, CURRICULUM, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CURRICULUM, PRIMARY SCHOOL
 
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