London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Trainee teachers' knowledge and beliefs about human rights and citizenship education

Author(s) Messina, C., Jacott, L. & Navarro-Sada, A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2009  
Editor P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education  
Age group -  
This paper attempts to explore the knowledge and beliefs of trainee Spanish teachers about Human Rights and Citizenship Education within the frame that this is a subject recently introduced in the Spanish Statutory Curriculum for Primary and Secondary School. The final purpose of this exploratory study is to start studying trainee teachers’ knowledge about this topic in order to develop an adequate educational training for the future teachers, so that this helps to contribute the new subject proposed by the Spanish Educational Ministry, fits with the needs and expectations of the educational community. For that purpose a specific questionnaire has been made and has been applied to a sample of students of the mentioned level of education.

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