Citizenship Education And The Modern State

Citizenship Education And The Modern State

by Kerry Kennedy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750707046

ISBN-13: 9780750707046

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Citizenship education has recently re-emerged as an important issue, both in policy and in practice. As the nation state undergoes rapid transformation at the end of the 20th century, both Eastern and Western states have focused attention on using the school curriculum as a medium for sustaining cohesion and unity within society. But, as we approach the 21st

…  See more details below

Overview

Citizenship education has recently re-emerged as an important issue, both in policy and in practice. As the nation state undergoes rapid transformation at the end of the 20th century, both Eastern and Western states have focused attention on using the school curriculum as a medium for sustaining cohesion and unity within society. But, as we approach the 21st century, is the possibility of a common citizenship a reality?; This book is designed to provide educators with access to ideas and information that will help them to understand current citizenship- education initiatives across a number of countries. It provides a theoretical rationale in which to consider those issues; illustrates how such issues are being worked out in practice in a number of countries; and provides assistance for policy makers, teacher educators and teachers who are responsible for making decisions about the context of citizenship education programmes for schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750707046
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Acronyms
Introduction: Citizenship Education in Review: Past Perspectives and Future Needs1
Pt. 1Frameworks for Citizenship Education7
1Education and State Formation in Europe and Asia9
2The Logic of Protection: Citizenship, Justice and Political Community27
3Feminist Theory and the Construction of Citizenship Education54
4Issues for Citizenship in a Postmodern World65
Pt. 2Country Case Studies in Citizenship Education83
5Citizenship Education in England85
6Values and Citizenship Education in Malaysia96
7Civics and Citizenship Education in Hong Kong107
8Phoenix or Shooting Star?: Citizenship Education in Australia126
9Citizens for a 'New World Order': A Historical Perspective of Citizenship Education in the United States137
References148
Notes on Contributors175
Index178

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >