|Author(s)||Korhonen, R. & Lestinen, L.|
|Editor||P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education|
In the era of rapid societal and global change, citizenship education faces new challenges. On a general level, current Finnish educational policy is promoting citizenship education in teacher education. However on the basis of earlier research knowledge it seems that on the institutional level the realization of citizenship education depends on the interests of teacher educators and institutions. The research knowledge also suggests that it might be fruitful to explore and exploit more intensively the potential of students in planning and realization of citizenship education. Therefore, it is vital to examine how citizenship education has been realized in teacher education from the point of view of students. The study focuses on teacher education by examining the views and experiences of a cohort of students in their third year of schooling. We will present the results of this research (data mainly gathered through a net survey in 2009).