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.

The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Canada: The Centre Cannot Hold

The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Canada: The Centre Cannot Hold

The struggle for citizenship education in canada: The centre cannot hold
Andrew S.Hughes and AlanSears

In August 2005 the Ministers of Education from member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) met in Trinidad and Tobago on the theme ‘Quality Education for a Democratic Citizenry’ (OAS, 2005). The summit culminated with a commitment to a hemisphere-wide programme of education for democratic values and practices comprising ‘a broad range of activities undertaken within the framework of the OAS to strengthen democracy through education’ (OAS, 2006). The programme included a presentation by Judith Torney-Purta, Chair of the International Steering Committee for the Civic Education study of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and ...

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