Caring, sharing and giving without any hesitation: Teacher educators' perceptions and practices of citizenship education at sultan qaboos university in oman

Saif Al-Maamari*

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Citizenship education has been recognised as a desirable attribute of students both by the educational system and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. The aims of citizenship education will be difficult to achieve unless teacher educators incorporate citizenship education as a main outcome of their courses. Yet, that mainly depends on their understanding of the meaning of citizenship and what the component is that they ought to develop. The current article aims to analyse the perceptions of teacher educators about citizenship and their related teaching practices. Study adopted a qualitative method to collect the data by interviewing five teacher educators from college of education, Sultan Qaboos University. The findings showed that those educators associated citizenship with patriotism and a personally responsible vision of citizenship. In addition, they reported limited practices pertinent to citizenship education and clearly expressed their need for professional development in citizenship education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1447
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Educational Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Citizenship education
  • Citizenship in Arab contexts
  • Education in Oman
  • International education
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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