Paper published in Teaching and Teacher Education by Dr Jasmine Sim
Friday, 30 June 2017
A paper was published in Teaching and Teacher Education by Dr Jasmine B.-Y. Sim, Associate Professor at NIE’s Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group (CTL AG), Shuyi Chua, Research Associate at CTL AG and Malathy Krishnasamy, Research Assistant at CTL AG, entitled “Riding the citizenship wagon”: Citizenship conceptions of social studies teachers in Singapore”.
In this qualitative case study, the paper examined how social studies teachers in Singapore conceptualized citizenship. The paper found that teachers' understandings generally could be categorized as three conceptions of citizenship i.e. character-driven, social-participatory and critically-reflexive. Most teachers valued participation at a personal level and a minority valued civic engagement and/or were concerned about injustices and structural analysis. This challenged the perception that issues of ideology and curriculum content are Western concerns and that social justice cuts across all societies, and is also fundamental to Asia and Singapore.
This paper publication arose from the OER project titled “Curricular-Instructional Gatekeeping in Singapore: How Teachers Enact Social Studies and Give Purpose to Citizenship Education”.