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Joseph Jinja Divala & Penny Enslin

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 16: Citizenship Education in Malawi: Prospects for Global Citizenship

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Citizenship Education in Malawi: Prospects for Global Citizenship
Citizenship education in malawi: Prospects for global citizenship
Joseph JinjaDivala and PennyEnslin

Citizenship education in developed countries receives increasing attention in the international literature, as well as public and private funding for both policy and programme development. But less is known about the state of citizenship education in developing countries - especially those recently described as home to the ‘bottom billion’ of the world's population (Collier, 2007). In this chapter we explore the example of Malawi, mindful that while it illustrates the challenges of citizenship education in Africa it cannot be taken as representative of other African societies. Instead we take it to exemplify some of the challenges African and other developing countries face in educating their members as ...

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