Abstract


A REVIEW OF GRADUATE STUDIES ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Countries determine the boundaries of citizenship by offering different opportunities to their communities on human rights, and fundamental rights and freedoms. As a result of globalization, the concept of citizenship has developed, and new citizenship issues such as global citizenship, active citizenship, and digital citizenship have emerged. Global citizenship, one of these new citizenship concepts, has emerged as the goal of a more livable World and raising responsible individuals who have the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and behaviors required by the World.As in the rest of the world, there are postgraduate studies on this subject in Turkey as well. In accordance with the aim of "raising good citizens", which is one of the main purposes of education, this study was carried out to reveal the status of postgraduate theses in the field of global citizenship in Turkey. In this study, in which the document review method, one of the qualitative research methods, was used, postgraduate theses on global citizenship were examined in terms of various variables. The study group consists of postgraduate theses on global citizenship made in Turkey between 2002 and 2022. The descriptive analysis method was used to analyze the data obtained from these theses, which were accessed through the Council of Higher Education (CoHE) Thesis Center and University libraries (TÜBESS). It has been determined that the theses on the subject of global citizenship are insufficient in number, theses on this subject are mostly master's theses, teacher candidates are generally studied and the research topic is chosen to determine the perceptions and levels of global citizenship, studies based on the qualitative research method are very limited, and mostly survey-based studies are conducted. Based on the study results, examining different dimensions of global citizenship, which is thought to gain more importance in the future, focusing on practical studies, switching to qualitative research methods to collect more detailed data, and giving priority to applied doctoral thesis studies is recommended for future theses.



Keywords

Global Citizenship, Global Citizenship Education, Graduate Education.


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