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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 education with discussions about curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.

Introduction to the Sage Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy
Introduction to the sage handbook of education for citizenship and democracy
JamesArthur, IanDavies and CaroleHahn

Democracy, citizenship and citizenship education are complex, dynamic and controversial. They are highly significant international phenomena through which fundamentally important ideas and practices are characterized and by which individuals and groups work. The alignment of democracy, citizenship and citizenship education is deliberate in that this Handbook contains discussions in the context of an appreciation that legitimacy emanates from the people. The international experts who have contributed to this handbook explore and support active participation in a democracy by means of an analysis of the nature and purposes (actual and possible) of citizenship education. In this introduction the editors sketch the rationale ...

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