London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

The cosmopolitan view of citizenship considered in relation to Spanish secondary school teachers’ conceptions of citizenship

Author(s) García, T.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2012  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Creating Communities: Local, National and Global  
Age group -  
Due to the importance of training teachers in education for citizenship, this research explores the conceptions of 412 secondary Spanish teachers, experts and novices, on different dimensions of citizenship, analysed from the point of view of a cosmopolitan vision of citizenship. Results were compared with the citizenship conceptions of secondary students of different grades (2th and 4th). Results indicate that Secondary teachers, experts and novices, show a trend towards a more cosmopolitan conception of citizenship when compared with secondary students, who tend to have a more traditional conception of citizenship. There are significant differences between the conceptions of teachers and students but not among groups of teachers. Keywords: citizenship education, cosmopolitan citizenship, teaching and learning, secondary education, teachers´ conceptions, students´ conceptions, social justice

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