Citizenship Pedagogies in Asia and the Pacific

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Kerry J Kennedy, Wing On Lee, David L Grossman
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 2012 - Education - 408 pages
How are students in Asia and the Pacific taught to be effective citizens? Following two successful volumes previously published in this series, Citizenship Education in Asia and the Pacific: Concepts and Issues and Citizenship Curriculum in Asia and the Pacific, this volume focuses on citizenship pedagogies that are promoted by governments in the region, advocated by scholars, and adapted in the schools and classrooms where citizenship education takes place every day. Thirteen case studies from diverse societies in Asia and the Pacific highlight the ways in which teachers and students think about, experience or plan for citizenship teaching and learning. Different methods – vignettes, student surveys, case studies and literature reviews – are used to portray these experiences, from both macro- and micro-analytic perspectives. The wide array of case studies provides rich information and insights into the realities and possibilities of pedagogies for citizenship across the region.

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Possibilities and Realities for Citizenship Education
Conceptual Overview
Classroom Discourse and Citizenship Education
North and East Asia
2 Pedagogies of Cultural Integration in Chinese Citizenship Education
A Hong Kong Case Study
A Comparison of Youth Learning of Citizenship in Taipei and Calgary
Pedagogy for Effective Citizenship Education
10 Simple Ideological Dupes of National Governments? Teacher Agency and Citizenship Education in Singapore
Pacific Islands and the Pacific Rim
Contradiction or Pedagogy of Hope?
Developing Authentic and Engaging Pedagogies to Empower Young Citizens
The Case of New Zealand
A View from the United States
Conclusion and Review
Eclectic Concepts Hybridised Approaches and Teachers Preferences

South and Southeast Asia
Caught in the Stranglehold of Transmission Pedagogies
Implications for Instructional Strategies and Pedagogical Practices in Civic Education
8 Pedagogical Approaches to Citizenship Education in the Varied Contexts of Secondary Schools in the Philippines
The Gap between Government Policy and Implementation
Notes on the Authors

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Kerry J. KENNEDY is Chair Professor of Curriculum Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is Dean of the Faculty of Education Studies and Associate Vice-President (Quality Assurance). He is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Canberra in Australia. Wing on LEE is currently Vice-President (Academic) and Deputy to the President at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is also Chair Professor of Comparative Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship. He was formerly Director (International) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney in Australia, where he was also Professor of Education. He is a member of Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit, Education Commission and Curriculum Development Council. David L. GROSSMAN is currently Dean of the Division of Education at Chaminade University in Hawaii and an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Education Program of the East-West Center. Prior to that, he was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Languages, Arts and Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Co-Head of the Centre for Citizenship Education.

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