The degree of attention to the components of the global citizenship in Iran's education system (The case study of the education system upstream documents)

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Candidate in Education Management at Semnān University

2 (PhD), Semnān University


Globalization has proposed a new form of the citizenship which is called “Global Citizenship” and has caused the education systems to look for preparing the students for living in the universal community and to prepare them for confronting with global challenges and problems through reviewing their policies. This research has been done with the aim of determining the degree of attention to the global citizen's characteristics in the upstream documents of Iran's education system. It was a descriptive research with the content analysis and the document analysis design. The research population included the upstream documents of the education system such as the document of »the fundamental transformation of education«, »the act of the sixth development plan«, »the national curriculum of the Islamic republic of Iran«, and »the citizenship rights charter«. To collect the data, a researcher-made content analysis checklist was used which was made based on the components of the global citizenship education, extracted from the literature review. Its validity was confirmed by some experts of this field and its reliability was computed using the Neundorf percentage agreement formula (%80). Findings showed that the global citizenship has not been paid attention as it deserves, and it is necessary that the education system policy-makers pay more attention to this concept. This is because solving the global problems requires the simultaneous realization of the membership, rights, charges and responsibilities and global participation, which will be achieved only through the institutionalization of the global citizenship as aware, active and responsible citizens in the urban community and beyond, in national and international community.


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