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The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy brings together new work by some of the leading authorities on citizenship education, and is divided into five sections. The first section deals with key ideas about citizenship education including democracy, rights, globalization and equity. Section two contains a wide range of national case studies of citizenship education including African, Asian, Australian, European and North and South American examples. The third section focuses on perspectives about citizenship education with discussions about key areas such as sustainable development, anti-racism, and gender. Section four provides insights into different characterizations of citizenship education with illustrations of democratic schools, peace and conflict education, global education, human rights education etc. The final section provides a series of chapters on the pedagogy of citizenship ...

Citizenship Education in India: From Colonial Subjugation to Radical Possibilities
Citizenship education in india: From colonial subjugation to radical possibilities

Indian society includes deeply rooted traditions of education but citizenship education as we currently understand it was not part of the Indian tradition until the British colonial period. The British aimed to transmit a sense of loyalty and deference to Britain and the Empire and Indians were taught to be subjects rather than citizens. When the freedom struggle resulted in independence in 1947, Indians worked to replace teaching for subjugation with new curricula that would instill a sense of belonging and loyalty to independent India. The ‘new’ India was democratic, secular, and socialist and its leaders sought to create an informed nation who could also transform ...

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