Citizenship
Dr.SarammaMathew
legal status
rights
participation
Meaning of Citizenship
• The Constitution of India provides for a single citizenship for
the entire country.
• A person can become the Indian citizen by birth, by descent,
by registration or by naturalization.
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work towards the betterment of their community through
economic participation, public service, volunteer work --• The status of a citizen with its attendant duties, rights, and
privileges.
Characteristics of an Effective Citizen
embraces core democratic values
responsible for well-being of self, family
knowledge of the, history, and traditions
Is aware of issues that impact people
Actively participates in civic , community life
Make government accountable
Take personal responsibility for civic duty
IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP IN A DEMOCRACY
Democracies needs active, informed and responsible citizens,
who are aware of their duties, rights and
responsibilities as citizens;
•who have respect for justice, democracy and the
rule of law, openness, tolerance and courage to
defend a point of view.
•Who have knowledge and understanding about laws
and rules, the democratic process, the media, human
rights, diversity, money and the economy,
Democracies needs active, informed and responsible
citizens,
•who are willing to take responsibility for
themselves and their community and are
concerned about the welfare of others;
•who are informed about social and world
politics, sustainable development and world as
a global community.
•Role of Education in Effective Citizenship
•Should organize citizenship education activities
•Every student must participate in these activities.
•Activities should expand civic knowledge, develop
participation skills, and support the belief that, in a
democracy, the actions of each person make a difference.
•Students should have opportunities to apply their civic
knowledge, skills, and values as they solve real problems
in their school, the community, our nation, and the world.
Role of Education……
Curricular
Cocurricular
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Dramatics
Visit
School elections
Sports
Films
The schools should ensure that:
•Citizenship education is integrated throughout and across the
curriculum
•Students have meaningful opportunities to participate in class and
school governance.
•Activities like cleanliness drives, planting trees and protecting
heritage building
•Celebration of national festivals like republic day and
independence day
•Cultural Activities like dance and drama
•Learning activities extend beyond the school and invite parents
and the community to participate and work with students
•Demonstrate that involving in civic agency can lead to higher
quality education.
•Involve all constituencies. Administrators, faculty, staff, students,
alumni, and community
•Take advantage of student-produced news and information.
•Encourage students at different institutions to collaborate
•Strengthen research about youth civic engagement.
•Attend to the international as well as the domestic context and
dimensions of civic agency. Educate for global as well as local and
national citizenship.