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Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens

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Overview

This powerful edited collection surveys the new global landscape for democratic civic education, exploring the many ways that notions of democracy and citizenship have been implemented in recent education policy, curriculum, and classroom practice around the world. From Indonesia to the Spokane Reservation and El Salvador to Estonia, these chapters reveal a striking diversity of approaches to political socialization in varying cultural and institutional contexts. By the methodological, conceptual, and theoretical perspectives of qualitative research, this book adds important new voices to one of education's most critical debates: how to form democratic citizens in a changing world.

About the Author:
E. Doyle Stevick is assistant professor of educational leadership and policies at the University of South Carolina

About the Author:
Bradley A.U. Levinson, an anthropologist, is associate professor of education at Indiana University

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Editorial Reviews

Judith Torney-Purta
This volume brings together researchers who enrich the discourse about citizenship education in numerous ways: they cross disciplines, expand pedagogical models, encompass studies on both the young and the old, and report on a wide range of countries.
May 2009 Comparative Education Review
A well written, topically balanced, analytically inclusive, and stylistically accessible work that adds much to the literature of global citizenship education and general comparative and international education. It should benefit students and scholars in education and in the general social sciences, and it could be used as a primary or supplementary textbook in both advanced undergraduate and graduate classes. It should also achieve a wide public readership, and with the widening discussion around the topic, this book will present a selectively reliable interpretation of the newly emerging discourses in the case.
Daniel Schugurensky
The contents and methods to develop democratic citizens are as varied as the understandings of democratic citizenship itself. Reinmagining Civic Education for a Changing World provides a timely and important contribution to the study of citizenship education and political socialization. With its impressive international scope, careful examination of the particularities of local cultures and actors, and a comprehensive approach that includes formal and non-formal educational settings as well as policy analysis, this book reinvigorates the field and appeals to a wide audience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742547568
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/25/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Doyle Stevick is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina and Founder and Chair of the Citizenship and Democratic Education group in the Comparative and International Education Society. A Fulbright Fellow to Estonia in 2003, he has given presentations in seven countries and been translated into four languages. Bradley A. U. Levinson, an anthropologist, is Associate Professor of Education at Indiana University. His research interests include student culture and identity formation, the ethnography of education policy, immigrant education, and citizenship education for democracy. His books include We Are All Equal: Student Culture and Identity at a Mexican Secondary School (Duke University Press), Policy as Practice (with Margaret Sutton, Greenwood) and Rowman and Littlefield's Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Cultural Context and Diversity in the Study of Democratic Citizenship Education   E. Doyle Stevick   Bradley A. U. Levinson     1
The View from the School: Students and Teachers Negotiating Democratic Citizenship     15
Civic Education in Two Worlds: Contestation and Conflict over the Civic in School and Community on the Spokane Indian Reservation   Robert Whitman     19
Reformasi, Civic Education, and Indonesian Secondary School Teachers   Wendy Gaylord     45
Democratic Pentecost in El Salvador? Civic Education and Professional Practice in a Private High School   James G. Huff, Jr.     69
Curricular Intervention and Greek-Cypriot Pupils' Constructions of Citizenship: Can "Europe" Include Immigrants?   Stavroula Philippou     91
Not Just for Kids: Adults (Re)learning Democratic Citizenship in Changing Societies     117
Education for Democracy: The Text and Context of Freirean Culture Circles in Brazil   Mariana Souto-Manning     121
Examining Peripheries of Substantive Democracy in Lithuania from the Point of View of Teachers: Intended and Unintended Outcomes of the Financial Reform in Education   Audra Skukauskaite     147
Developing Citizen Leaders for Democratic Governance in South Africa   Dolores Foley   Mpho Putu     173
States Forming Citizens: Policy and Cultural Contestation     193
Citizenship Education in the "New Europe": Who Belongs?   Deborah Reed-Danahay     197
The Politics of the Holocaust in Estonia: Historical Memory and Social Divisions in Estonian Education   E. Doyle Stevick     217
Forming and Implementing a New Secondary Civic Education Program in Mexico: Toward a Democratic Citizen without Adjectives   Bradley A. U. Levinson     245
The Emergence of Global Citizenship Education in Japan   Yoko Motani     271
Intercultural Meanings of Citizenship in the Australian Secondary Curriculum: Between Critical Contestations and Minimal Constructions   Joan G. DeJaeghere     293
Final Commentary: Democracy Is Not Only for Politicians; Citizenship Education Is Not Only for Schools   Judith Torney-Purta     317
Index     333
About the Editors and Contributors     345
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