TEACHING STUDENTS SOCIETAL VALUES AND DEMOCRATIVE CITIZENSHIP THROUGH LANGUAGE AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

Language plays a vital role in citizenship education. It is also important in citizenship knowledge, development and attitude. It is further believed that cognitive ability is a very important predictor of citizenship outcomes. In this paper the authors specifically looked at the nature of language and citizenship education in educating the citizenry, the clarification of the relationship between language ability and citizenship competence, and role of language in citizenship education. The paper finally concluded and made suggestions on the need for language and citizenship competence in educating the citizenry.

  • Authors Name: Chisunum, I.J.

  • Email: JEFF.CHISUNUM@mydspg.edu.ng