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.
Chapter 17: The Changing Face of Citizenship Education in Pakistan
The Changing Face of Citizenship Education in Pakistan
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 ...