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James Arthur, Ian Davies & Carole Hahn

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Introduction to the Sage Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy
Introduction to the sage handbook of education for citizenship and democracy
JamesArthur, IanDavies and CaroleHahn

Democracy, citizenship and citizenship education are complex, dynamic and controversial. They are highly significant international phenomena through which fundamentally important ideas and practices are characterized and by which individuals and groups work. The alignment of democracy, citizenship and citizenship education is deliberate in that this Handbook contains discussions in the context of an appreciation that legitimacy emanates from the people. The international experts who have contributed to this handbook explore and support active participation in a democracy by means of an analysis of the nature and purposes (actual and possible) of citizenship education. In this introduction the editors sketch the rationale ...

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