Democracy at the Crossroads: International Perspectives on Critical Global Citizenship Education

Democracy at the Crossroads: International Perspectives on Critical Global Citizenship Education

by Cameron White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739109073

ISBN-13: 9780739109076

Pub. Date: 01/04/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

White (curriculum and instruction/social education, U. of Houston) and Openshaw (social and policy studies in education, Massey U., New Zealand) present a collection of 17 essays examining core issues of citizenship education. Collectively the authors delve beneath the taken-for-granted rhetoric to critique what is fast becoming a new global growth industry. Written

Overview

White (curriculum and instruction/social education, U. of Houston) and Openshaw (social and policy studies in education, Massey U., New Zealand) present a collection of 17 essays examining core issues of citizenship education. Collectively the authors delve beneath the taken-for-granted rhetoric to critique what is fast becoming a new global growth industry. Written by 20 scholars from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, the text explores key issues including what all-embracing terms like "global citizenship" really mean, and what democracy signifies internationally. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109076
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/04/2005
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Part I: Tensions 3 Democracy at the Crossroads? 4 Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Education for Citizenship in New Zealand 5 Freedom or French Fries: Packaged Democracy for World Consumption 6 Towards a Model of Citizenship Education: Coping with Differences in Definition 7 Critical Democratic Education for Social Efficacy 8 Entwined Ideals: Connecting Democracy to Peace 9 Part II: Unpacking Approaches 10 Developing a Global Dimension in Dutch Education 11 The Social Construction of a Curriculum for Citizenship Education in the United Kingdom 12 Reexamining Competing Views of Citizenship Education and Their Influence On Social Studies 13 Developing Global Citizens: The Rhetoric and the Reality in the New Zealand Curriculum 14 Citizenship Education and the Crick Report in England and Wales 15 Part III: National Exemplars 16 Suffering from Enthusiasts? Some Relevant National Case Studies for Global Citizenship Advocates 17 Perceptions of Citizenship in Australia 18 Whose Civics, Whose Citizen: Reconceptualizing U.S. Democracy In the Post Industrial Era 19 Locating Democracy: Meanings and Intersections in the Czech Republic 20 Part IV: School-Based Studies 21 Dealing with Discourses: U.S. Teaching about the Pacific War and Shifting Locations of "American" Identities 22 Jefferson County Open School: Voices of Global Citizenship

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