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

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

by Roger Openshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739109073

ISBN-13: 9780739109076

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In Democracy at the Crossroads, the editors argue that there have been too few scholarly attempts to provide a comprehensive critique of the assumptions behind citizenship education. In particular, they ask the distinguished contributors to this volume to address difficult but essential questions that are often avoided or intentionally overlooked: What do

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In Democracy at the Crossroads, the editors argue that there have been too few scholarly attempts to provide a comprehensive critique of the assumptions behind citizenship education. In particular, they ask the distinguished contributors to this volume to address difficult but essential questions that are often avoided or intentionally overlooked: What do all-embracing terms like 'global citizenship' really mean? What does democracy mean internationally? A timely work, Democracy at the Crossroads provides a necessary examination and re-interpretation of international perspectives on democracy and global citizenship as they apply to social education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109076
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(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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