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  • Preliminary dissertation research

    1. 1. the invisible whole <ul><li>Schools and the development of national identity in young children </li></ul>
    2. 2. Research Proposal <ul><li>To investigate the process by which schools in Singapore help young children develop national identity. </li></ul><ul><li>To study how children make meaning of their experiences in school as they begin to think of themselves as citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>To investigate whether teachers see a role for themselves in this national identity development process. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Existing scholarship <ul><li>Nationalism and national identity formation </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship education </li></ul><ul><li>The role of schools in nation-building </li></ul><ul><li>Political socialization </li></ul><ul><li>Identity formation in young children </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why national identity and young children?
    5. 5. The work of Robert Coles <ul><li>“... is to the stories that children have to tell what Homer was to the tale of the Trojan War.” </li></ul>
    6. 8. Why Singapore? <ul><li>Fairly young nation </li></ul><ul><li>Rapidly globalizing and modernizing </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-racial; multi-ethnic; multi-cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized national education system </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented National Education Program </li></ul>
    7. 11. Next Steps <ul><li>Expand and consolidate literature review </li></ul><ul><li>Develop interview protocol and measures (both teachers and students) </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot study </li></ul><ul><li>Refine instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection </li></ul>
    8. 12. the end .

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