Fitness of the National Education curriculum to the characteristics of the faithful and loyal citizen from the points of view of teachers

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1998
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Yusra Zidan
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This study aimed at understanding the range of appropriateness of the National Education curriculum in grades First to Sixth Primary to create the faithful, loyal and patriotic citizen. The study gathered, researched and classified the points of view of the mentioned curriculum teachers in the northern part of Palestine. The study posed several questions, where they form the core of the investigation, and they were: - What the characteristics of a faithful citizen are. - To which range the curriculum of National Education (grades 1-6) is suitable and fit to achieve faithful citizenship. - Whether the views of teachers differ and vary according to their sex, qualifications, site of work, experience, type and/or level of school. To find reasonable and scientific answers to the above-mentioned questions, the researcher designed a questionnaire about the characteristics of a faithful citizen. The questionnaire was distributed to university instructors, university students, and to National Education school teachers. The questionnaire was also constructed from ninety-seven questions distributed as follows: - Political field (28 questions). - Economical field (27 questions). Social field (42 questions). Three hundred and three teachers were chosen randomly out of the fifteen hundred and twenty teachers, teaching National Education curriculum during the second semester of 97/98, to answer the questionnaire. The chosen teachers were from Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm, Qalqilya, and Salfit. Analysis of results were appropriated in the light of the following statistics criteria: - T Test - ANOVA The study shows the following results: -The characteristics of a faithful citizen refer to political, or economical or social factors. - The curriculum of National Education doesn't strongly satisfy the needs of a faithful citizen to a great extent, but it does to an average extent. -The ideas and points of view of teachers were so different according to the difference in sex, qualification, site and size of school. T-test showed that: - There is no difference in views concerning to the difference in qualifications. - Female teachers believe that the curriculum highly satisfy the economical and social fields. Anova—test showed that: - Geography teachers believe that the curriculum satisfy the political needs of the faithful citizenship. - There is no difference in views relating to difference in experience. - Teachers who share teaching in primary and high schools highly evaluate the i curriculum in all fields than the teachers who teach just either in primary schools of high schools. - Female teachers highly evaluate the curriculum in all fields rather than teachers of boys' schools. Suggestions and recommendations: According to the conclusions that were gotten from the study, and after understanding, comprehending, and understanding the results of study, l see that these suggestions and recommendations are worthy to be taken into I consideration: - Reviewing and reconsidering the curriculum of National Education from grade 1-6. - Making sure that the teachers who teach National Education are fully qualified educationally and academically. - Making sure that the teachers do have and actually do use teachers guide book effectively. - Calling, asking, and politely requesting the family, mosque, schools Fin different kinds of mass media to cooperate and work out together in order to contribute effectively to bring up faithful, loyal and patriotic generation .
This study aimed at understanding the range of appropriateness of the National Education curriculum in grades First to Sixth Primary to create the faithful, loyal and patriotic citizen. The study gathered, researched and classified the points of view of the mentioned curriculum teachers in the northern part of Palestine. The study posed several questions, where they form the core of the investigation, and they were: - What the characteristics of a faithful citizen are. - To which range the curriculum of National Education (grades 1-6) is suitable and fit to achieve faithful citizenship. - Whether the views of teachers differ and vary according to their sex, qualifications, site of work, experience, type and/or level of school. To find reasonable and scientific answers to the above-mentioned questions, the researcher designed a questionnaire about the characteristics of a faithful citizen. The questionnaire was distributed to university instructors, university students, and to National Education school teachers. The questionnaire was also constructed from ninety-seven questions distributed as follows: - Political field (28 questions). - Economical field (27 questions). Social field (42 questions). Three hundred and three teachers were chosen randomly out of the fifteen hundred and twenty teachers, teaching National Education curriculum during the second semester of 97/98, to answer the questionnaire. The chosen teachers were from Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm, Qalqilya, and Salfit. Analysis of results were appropriated in the light of the following statistics criteria: - T Test - ANOVA The study shows the following results: -The characteristics of a faithful citizen refer to political, or economical or social factors. - The curriculum of National Education doesn't strongly satisfy the needs of a faithful citizen to a great extent, but it does to an average extent. -The ideas and points of view of teachers were so different according to the difference in sex, qualification, site and size of school. T-test showed that: - There is no difference in views concerning to the difference in qualifications. - Female teachers believe that the curriculum highly satisfy the economical and social fields. Anova—test showed that: - Geography teachers believe that the curriculum satisfy the political needs of the faithful citizenship. - There is no difference in views relating to difference in experience. - Teachers who share teaching in primary and high schools highly evaluate the i curriculum in all fields than the teachers who teach just either in primary schools of high schools. - Female teachers highly evaluate the curriculum in all fields rather than teachers of boys' schools. Suggestions and recommendations: According to the conclusions that were gotten from the study, and after understanding, comprehending, and understanding the results of study, l see that these suggestions and recommendations are worthy to be taken into I consideration: - Reviewing and reconsidering the curriculum of National Education from grade 1-6. - Making sure that the teachers who teach National Education are fully qualified educationally and academically. - Making sure that the teachers do have and actually do use teachers guide book effectively. - Calling, asking, and politely requesting the family, mosque, schools Fin different kinds of mass media to cooperate and work out together in order to contribute effectively to bring up faithful, loyal and patriotic generation .
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