Teacher educators from six states invited their social studies methodology students to complete an abbreviated version of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Test. The preservice teachers were also asked to share their conceptions of citizenship and evaluate the naturalization test. The findings from this study indicated that although this sample of preservice teachers had limited conceptions of citizenship, most were able to get a satisfactory score on the test. The authors discuss the implications of these results and suggest ways to broaden citizenship education in teacher preparation programs.
Doppen, F., Feinberg, J., O’Mahony, C., Lucas, A., Bohan, C., Lipscomb, G., Ogawa, M. (2011). Social studies pre-service teachers’ citizenship knowledge and perceptions of the U.S. naturalization test. Action in Teacher Education, 33(1), 81–93.
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