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Chapter 30: Community Involvement, Civic Engagement and Service Learning
To what extent should citizenship education be based on a more ‘political’ or civic republican conception of citizenship as compared to a liberal individualist conception, which emphasizes individual rights, or a communitarian conception, which emphasizes moral and social responsibility. In what ways are young people finding new ways to engage in civic participation? To what extent does a curricular practice like service learning as part of citizenship education enable students to become democratic citizens? These are some of the questions I would like to explore in this chapter.
It could be argued that the conception of citizenship underlying the UK curriculum is ...