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EEO. 2021; 20(2): 662-668


STUDENTS ATTITUDE TOWARDS CIVIC EDUCATION ACROSS GENDER AND LOCALE IN PAKISTAN

Dr.Tariq Hussain, Dr.Aroona Hashmi, Hafiz Azhar Hassan.

Abstract
Civic education seeks to change attitudes and communicate the information needed by individuals to make them a valuable and active member of society. The purpose of this study was to explore the students’ attitude towards civic education at secondary school level. Quantitative approach was adopted whereas the research design was descriptive in nature. The population consisted of all the secondary schools’ students that are enrolled in grade 10 of session 2017-2019 in the administrative division of Lahore. The researchers used two-stage sampling technique to draw a sample of 1480 students. A five-point Likert-type questionnaire was developed in Urdu language by the researchers to measure the students’ attitude towards Civic Education. For the analysis of the collected data, descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were applied. Results concluded that the students have a positive attitude towards civic education. Moreover, it was determined that there is a significant difference in students’ overall attitude based on gender and locale. It is recommended that curriculum planners make appropriate planning to enhance civic education by reviewing the curricula to meet the affective and knowledge –based goals. Furthermore, schools should create an environment where the students have a chance not only to learn civic education, but also to experienceit.

Key words: Attitude, civic education






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