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Visualizing civic values: representations of idealized citizenship behaviours in images found in Nepalese social studies textbooks

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Shah, R and Brett, P and Thomas, D, Visualizing civic values: representations of idealized citizenship behaviours in images found in Nepalese social studies textbooks, Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 15, (1) pp. 79-99. ISSN 1751-1917 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1386/ctl_00021_1

Abstract

Citizenship and political education has increasingly been identified as an important component in educating young people for democratic citizenship. The National Curriculum Framework for School Education in Nepal 2007, the Nepalese social studies school curriculum, and textbooks explicitly underline the promotion of a democratic system and culture along with the development of civic and citizenship skills among Nepalese citizens. This article reports on a qualitative analysis of selected civic awareness images in Nepalese social studies textbooks using a ‘visual grammar’ framework. The analysis reveals that the images attempt to promote a message of national unity and respect for diversity in the country. However, the low quality black and white images and textbooks have some adverse teaching and learning implications for teachers and students and tend towards idealized representations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:civic values, social studies textbooks, citizenship and political education, visual grammar framework, idealized representations, Nepalese teachers textbook images
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shah, R (Mr Rabi Shah)
UTAS Author:Brett, P (Dr Peter Brett)
UTAS Author:Thomas, D ( Thomas)
ID Code:138761
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-04-28
Last Modified:2021-07-30
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