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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(5) 106-120

Global Citizenship: From the Lens of the Education Faculty Instructors

Seda Baysal & Işıl Tanrıseven

pp. 106 - 120   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2003-30-0004.R1

Published online: October 09, 2020  |   Number of Views: 203  |  Number of Download: 622


Study objective: This research attempts to reveal the education faculty instructors’ views on the concept of global citizenship. Method: The research utilized a phenomenological design, one of the qualitative research designs. The participants of the research consisted of seven education faculty instructors who work at a higher institution in Turkey during the 2019-2020 academic year and who were selected by the convenience sampling method. This research employed a semi-structured interview method. Thus, a semi-structured individual interview form was prepared by the researchers as a data collection tool. The first part of the form includes questions related to the participants’ demographic information and the second part holds five questions regarding their views on global citizenship. The open-ended questions were prepared in line with the research questions by taking into consideration the relevant literature and two experts’ opinions to ensure scope validity. Content analysis was used during data analysis. Result: Research findings revealed that the instructors mostly focus on “values and attitudes” dimension of the global citizenship including respect for differences and values, sense of belonging, tolerance, concern for global issues, dedication to equal rights and sensitivity to global issues. Besides, all instructors were found to express that global citizenship is a must for pre-service teachers for both themselves and their professional life. All participants were identified to do practices in different ways by intermingling the issue of global citizenship with their course during the educational process to raise their students’ awareness towards global citizenship, and they mostly faced student-based challenges during the practices. The instructors mostly recommended that seminars should be organized in advance to raise both students’ and instructors’ awareness.

Keywords: Education Faculty, Instructor, Global Citizenship, Pre-Service Teacher

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Baysal, S. & Tanriseven, I. (2020). Global Citizenship: From the Lens of the Education Faculty Instructors . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(5), 106-120. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.277.7

Baysal, S. and Tanriseven, I. (2020). Global Citizenship: From the Lens of the Education Faculty Instructors . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(5), pp. 106-120.

Chicago 16th edition
Baysal, Seda and Isil Tanriseven (2020). "Global Citizenship: From the Lens of the Education Faculty Instructors ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (5):106-120. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.277.7.

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