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Elizabeth Frazer

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 21: Key Perspectives, Traditions and Disciplines: Overview

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Key Perspectives, Traditions and Disciplines: Overview
Key perspectives, traditions and disciplines: Overview
ElizabethFrazer
Introduction

When we talk about ‘perspectives, traditions and disciplines’ in relation to citizenship and education we can be thinking about one or two analytically distinct levels of analysis. First, and most obviously there are ‘philosophies’, ‘ideologies’, or bodies of thinking about education and citizenship. Examples are the political philosophy and ethics connected with the classical Greek polis life; republican thought as that developed in England, France and North America; Confucian philosophy; liberalism in all its varieties; social democracy; various forms of conservatism; Islamic theology and ethics. All of these and numerous others offer positive prescriptions regarding the conduct of government, social life and education. In some cases we find definite debates or prescriptions regarding ‘citizenship’ ...

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