• Fatima Zohra KROUM Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University
Keywords: citizenship education, content analysis, civic engagement, lifelong learning


In order to build a good and secure society, people should believe in civic engagement and participation. Citizenship education should begin at a very young age and continue into adulthood as a process of lifelong learning. Hence, the present paper aims at examining the extent to which EFL textbooks at secondary level are civically oriented using a descriptive content analysis. It is also meant to identify how the concept of the “good citizen” is implemented through course units of the textbook. The paper will draw important implications for syllabus designers, and teachers. Policy makers are also required to incorporate an effective implementation approach of civic education in Moroccan National textbooks so that future generations will be aware of their rights, responsibilities and their full commitment toward the community at large.


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How to Cite
Zohra KROUM, F. (2019). CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN EFL TEXTBOOKS SECONDARY LEVEL: A CONTENT ANALYSIS. The International Journal of Applied Language Studies and Culture, 2(2), 5-10.