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Title: Patriotism and national education: Perceptions of trainee teachers
Authors: Wang, John C. K.
Khoo, Angeline
Goh, Chor Boon
Tan, Steven Kwang San
Gopinathan, Saravanan
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Wang, C. K. J., Khoo, A., Goh, C. B., Tan, S., & Gopinathan, S. (2006). Patriotism and national education: Perceptions of trainee teachers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 26(1), 51-64.
Abstract: The effective teaching of National Education requires from the teacher a sense of commitment and personal conviction. The teacher has to demonstrate confidence in what is said and taught in class, and more importantly, through his or her personal values and convictions. In other words, the teacher is required to be patriotic. This paper examines the different types of patriotism among our trainee teachers, and how these types of patriotism influence their citizenship values, their perceptions of the importance of National Education, and the extent to which National Education is viewed as government propaganda. The results revealed four homogenous clusters that differed significantly in terms of perceptions of citizenship, importance of National Education, and the extent to which National Education is viewed as government propaganda.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education. The published version is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02188790600607929
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14959
ISSN: 0218-8791
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/02188790600607929
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