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 18: From Subjects to Citizens: Citizenship Education in Palestine
From Subjects to Citizens: Citizenship Education in Palestine
In a survey of work on citizenship theory, Kymlicka and Norman (1994) note, ‘the concept of citizenship seems to integrate the demands of justice and community membership’ (p. 352). The authors argue, along with John Rawls (1971) that the health and stability of a modern democratic polity depend upon ‘the qualities and attitudes of its citizens’ (p. 352). They then provide a list of such attributes of citizens that include a
sense of identity and how they view potentially competing forms of national, regional, ethnic, or religious identities; their ability to tolerate and work together with others who are different from themselves; their desire to participate in the political process in ...