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Published: 17 January 2023

A Study of Civic Education in Secondary Schools in France from the Perspective of Teachers

İlyas Kara, Cemil Öztürk, Ahmet Katılmış

Ministry of National Education (Turkey), Marmara University (Turkey)

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10.31014/aior.1993.06.01.686

Pages: 41-54

Keywords: France, Citizenship, Morality, Civic Education

Abstract

This study intends to investigate civic education in French secondary schools. It was designed as a qualitative research study. Participants were identified through purposive selection. Nine history and geography teachers working in secondary schools in different cities across France responsible for civic education were interviewed. The study data were collected in the academic year 2021/2022, and the data were analyzed using content analysis. The study found that civic education aims to educate secular individuals who know themselves, respect others, protect the social order, think critically, are aware of their rights and responsibilities, have internalized the principles and values of the Republic, and have a culture of citizenship. For civic education, the type of instruction, preferred teaching methods and techniques, family, and teachers were found to be effective. In addition, schools were found to have a variety of extracurricular activities, such as the election of student delegates that promote a sense of democracy and responsibility. Participants also commented that they measured and evaluated civic education in a more performance-based manner and believed that civic education should be taught as a separate course.

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