Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(3), pp. 472 - 487
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050319
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Examination of Social Studies Curriculum and Course Books in the Context of Global Citizenship


Memet Karakuş 1,*, Buket Turhan Türkkan 1, Fikriye Öztürk 2
1 Faculty of Education, Cukurova University, Turkey
2 Hatay Science and Art Center, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The document review method, which is a qualitative research method, was used in this study that aims to examine the social studies curriculum and course books in terms of attainments, teaching-learning process and measurement-evaluation process in the context of global citizenship. Furthermore, opinions of social studies teachers on the curriculum and course books in the context of global citizenship were determined by taking their written statements. Social studies course books and curricula at fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grade levels were examined in the study. Also, opinions of nine social studies teachers were analyzed. As a result of the study, it can be said that in general, the dimensions of global citizenship are included within the scope of attainments, content, teaching-learning process, measurement-assessment elements regarding social studies course. It was determined that awareness of diversity and multiculturalism, political and economic processes and interdependence, human rights, environmental responsibility and sustainable development among the dimensions of global citizenship are addressed at most, while the dimensions of social justice and contemporary peace and conflict are covered quite slightly. Furthermore, according to teachers' opinions, it can be said that social studies curriculum and course books have deficiencies in the context of global citizenship.

KEYWORDS
Global Citizenship, Social Studies Course Book, Social Studies Curriculum, Social Studies Teachers

Cite this paper
Memet Karakuş , Buket Turhan Türkkan , Fikriye Öztürk . "Examination of Social Studies Curriculum and Course Books in the Context of Global Citizenship." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.3 (2017) 472 - 487. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050319.