S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research (SJER) SNU Journal of Education Research vol.15 (2006)
Social Studies Teachers' Gatekeeping in the Teaching of North Korea: Implications for Citizenship Education
- Jho, Daehoon
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.15, pp. 141-178
- Teachef gatekeeping ; practical theory ; North Korea ; citizenship education ; social studies education
- This paper explores Korean social studies teachers'
pedagogical approaches toward the teaching of North Korea.
By analyzing Qualitative data collected from in-depth
intefviews with exemplary high school teachers, this study
illustrates how those particular teachers viewed North Korea
and how they constructed the image of North Korea for their
pedagogical purposes. The pedagogical consequences of
several common dilemmas the teachers face with regard to
the teaching of North Korea are discussed. The implications
of the study afe profound not only in undefstanding the
natufe of socio-political construction of social studies
knowledge by the role of teacher as "curricular and
instructional gatekeeper" (Thornton, 1991), but also in promoting comparative insights in the field of citizenship education.