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Bernadette L. Dean

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 17: The Changing Face of Citizenship Education in Pakistan

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The Changing Face of Citizenship Education in Pakistan
The changing face of citizenship education in pakistan
Bernadette L.Dean
Introduction

One of the most important goals of education is the preparation of young people for their role as citizens. This chapter examines the discourse on citizenship and citizenship education in Pakistan within the wider social, political, cultural and educational context. It shows how the changing socio-political context has given rise to different conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education and argues for a citizenship education programme that will help realize the vision of creating a democratic society.

The chapter consists of four sections. Section one provides a brief background of Pakistan focusing on some of the key sociopolitical issues of particular relevance to citizenship and citizenship education such as the nature ...

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