International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


State of Citizenship Education: A Case Study from Pakistan
Khush Bakht Hina, Dr Muhammad Ajmal, Dr Fazalur Rahman, Prof Dr Nabi Bux Jumani

This study attempts to analyze textbook of social studies with special reference to citizenship education at secondary level. It was a qualitative study and for this study content analyses method was adopted. The textbook was analyzed in two ways: (a) if exercises given in the textbook facilitated learning with regards to citizenship education. (b) a four point framework was used (1) identify rights and, 2) responsibilities, 3) civic sense/public life/ law and 4) cultural and social values. Moreover with in this frame work the emphasis was given to the important set of skills: intellectual, Social and political skills. The analysis indicates gaps in textbook of social studies with respect to good citizenship education. The textbook only emphasized dissemination of information, regarding structured of public organization and limited history of country. Further more the teacher guideline and lesson exercises were rote learning based.

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