Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens

Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens

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Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742547551
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/12/2007
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.77(h) x 1.22(d)

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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