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Teaching citizenship in the pre-school educational process

Author(s) Riitta Korhonen  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2005  
Editor A. Ross, Teaching Citizenship  
Language English  
Age group -  
The purpose of this paper is to clarify pre-school teachers’ and teacher students’ views on citizenship education, its contents and teaching. The subjects in this study are two preschool teacher students and two pre-school teachers, each of whom was interviewed. The curriculum of pre-school education in Finland does not directly include the subject of citizenship education. The contents are hidden in other subjects for instance ethics and social areas, as integrated subjects in pre-school education. It is important that pre-school teachers are able to analyse the content which relates to citizenship education. This case study is part of a lager study dealing with teachers’ and student teacher’s views, attitudes and visions of citizenship education in early childhood, pre-school and primary education.

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