The Influence of the Teacher’s Civic Background and of the Teaching Quality on the Level of the Students’ Civic Participation
One of the main objectives of the Strategic Framework for European Collaboration in the field of education and training until 2020 is the promotion of the active civility via education. The scope of this study is reaching some objective conclusions with regard to the existent flaws and the students’ civic background as well as the influence of this background on the active participation level for civic behaviour. It is also intended to study the connection between the civic and cultivated behaviour of the teachers, the teaching quality and the civic participation of the students. In this study, the measurement of the teachers’ civic background and the teaching quality was carried out through the Likert scale. In order to measure the civic behaviours, questions with a scenario were applied, as the behaviours are better measured through the scenarios rather than the scales. The questionnaires were carried out in Durres and Elbasan among 414 students in the classes 6-9 and 34 teachers of the civility education. The statistical package of the social sciences (SPSS, 20) was applied for data analysis. In the civic background of the teachers, several factors resulted to be very essential. Some of these factors were: the civic engagement and values, where Chronbach’s Alfa resulted to be 0,73. Meanwhile, in the teaching quality level other factors resulted to be crucial, such as: the quality of the class, the teaching methodology, the assessment methods, where Chronbach’s Alfa resulted to be 0,67.
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Journal of Educational and Social Research ISSN 2239-978X(Print) ISSN 2240-0524(Online)
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