SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

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James Arthur, Ian Davies, Carole Hahn
SAGE, Jul 1, 2008 - Education - 592 pages
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This handbook brings together new work by some of the leading authorities on citizenship education, and is divided into five sections. The first section deals with key ideas about citizenship education including democracy, rights, globalization and equity. Section two contains a wide range of national case studies of citizenship education including African, Asian, Australian, European and North and South American examples. The third section focuses on perspectives about citizenship education with discussions about key areas such as sustainable development, anti-racism, gender. Section four provides insights into different characterisations of citizenship education with illustrations of democratic schools, peace and conflict education, global education, human rights education etc. The final section provides a series of chapters on the pedagogy of citizenship education with discussions about curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.
 

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Contents

Civic Virtues and Education about Muslim Traditions
292
23 Christianity Citizenship and Democracy
305
24 Feminism and Gender in Education for Citizenship and Democracy
314
25 Antiracism
329
26 Sustainable Development
342
27 History
355
28 Literacy
367
SECTION 4 Characterizations and Forms
375

7 Globalization
80
SECTION 2 Geographically Based Overviews Comparative Research
93
8 Education for Democratic Citizenship in Australia
95
Exceptional Cases of Citizenship Education in Brazil
109
The Centre Cannot Hold
124
Changing Concepts Approaches and Policies in the Changing Political Economic and Social Context
139
The Case of the Czech Republic
158
From Colonial Subjugation to Radical Possibilities
175
A contested Terrain
189
15 Citizenship Education in Japan
205
Prospects for Global Citizenship
215
17 The Changing Face of Citizenship Education in Pakistan
227
Citizenship Education in Palestine
239
19 Citizenship Education in the United Kingdom
252
20 Education for Citizenship and Democracy in the United States
263
SECTION 3 Key Perspectives
279
Overview
281
29 Political Literacy
377
30 Community Involvement Civic Engagement and Service Learning
388
31 Educating for Civic Character
399
Towards a Definition
410
33 Multicultural Citizenship Education
424
34 Peace and Conflict Education
438
The Foundation of Education for Democratic Citizenship in our Global Age
455
36 Global Education
468
SECTION 5 Pedagogy
481
Ideology Content and Organization
483
38 Organizing a Curriculum for Active Citizenship Education
492
39 Discussion of Controversial Issues as a Form and Goal of Democratic Education
506
40 Citizenship Education Pedagogy and School Contexts
519
Making Community Curricular
533
42 Assessing Citizenship Education
545
Index
559
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Professor James Arthur, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Education and Civic Engagement, University of Birmingham. He is Director, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, an inter-disciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. He has written widely on the relationship between theory and practice in education, particularly the links between communitarianism, social virtues, citizenship, religion and education. He is Secretary to the Society for Educational Studies.

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