Discovering child citizens'’ understandings and experiences of social justice

Show simple item record Du Preez, Hannelie Joubert, Ina Middeljans, Hilda 2019-07-17T07:48:46Z 2019-03
dc.description.abstract Among the contemporary needs of democratic societies are citizens learning to be adaptable, ethical, innovative, literate and aware of socio-scientific issues. To cultivate such citizens requires coherent early childhood civics curricula and teachers who are specialists in teaching and learning civics education. Civics education in the early years is crucial; however, the young child's cognisance is rarely expressed in empirical data. This qualitative inquiry gave voice to 60 (approximately 9 years old) child citizens' understandings and experiences of social justice in a democracy utilizing narratives and artefacts. By inductively analysing and interpreting the data, the findings revealed the intense yearning of children to live in fair and just democratic societies. These child citizens' accounts of lived experiences echo the significance of relevant civic education in schools, governmental policy and acts as well as citizens' active involvement in all facets of civic and social upliftment. en_ZA
dc.description.department Early Childhood Education en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-03-01
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The leading author of this article attended a workshop sponsored by the Teaching and Learning Development Capacity Improvement Programme (TLCIP) as part of a capacity-building partnership between the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the European Union (EU). en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Du Preez, H. , Joubert, I. and Middeljans, H. (2019), ‘Discovering child citizens’ understandings and experiences of social justice’, Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 14:1, pp. 107–26, doi: 10.1386/ctl.14.1.107_1. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1751-1917
dc.identifier.other 10.1386/ctl.14.1.107_1
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Intellect en_ZA
dc.rights Intellect en_ZA
dc.subject Citizenship en_ZA
dc.subject Civic ideals and practices en_ZA
dc.subject Civics education en_ZA
dc.subject Democracy en_ZA
dc.subject Early childhood education en_ZA
dc.subject Social studies en_ZA
dc.title Discovering child citizens'’ understandings and experiences of social justice en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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