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Exploring Education for Global Citizenship: Qualitative Content Analysis of Islamiyat Textbook
AbstractEducation for global citizenship is not a new concept, it empowers the students to foster an awareness of others' expectations towards the interconnected world. It helps the learner to develop values and attitudes toward global citizenship education so that they face challenges of an interconnected world in a positive way. Textbooks play a vital role in this regard. This study was designed to explore the values and attitudes towards education for global citizenship in the textbooks of Islamiyat of elementary classes. The finding of the study explored that textbooks A, B and C are promoting and developing Islamic values and morals in every sphere of life. Student will be able to adopt these values and attitude in practice such as human brotherhood, unity, tolerance, equality, fulfilment of covenant, justice, sincerity, piety, truthfulness, punctuality, purity, service to the people, rights of worship, love of homeland and people, national unity. It is recommended that textbook should provide the broader concept of humanity and religion. Islam guides in every field of life, so there is a need to add content that will give the learner broader scope of living in the wider world. There is a need to align the national curriculum and textbooks with SDG 4.7 which promote the GCE.
- Sobia Siddique
- Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, University of Management Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Fauzia Khawaja
- Professor, Department of Education, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan