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.

Education for Citizenship and Democracy in the United States

Education for Citizenship and Democracy in the United States

Education for citizenship and democracy in the united states
Carole L.Hahn

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, there is much interest in the US in the topic of education for citizenship and democracy. Numerous authors express dismay about declining levels of youth political engagement as reflected in voting rates and interest in following public issues; they wonder how to build on young people's preference for volunteering and community service activities to encourage deeper forms of civic engagement (Carnegie and CIRCLE, 2003; National Conference on Citizenship, 2006; Zukin et al., 2006).1 These concerns have led to numerous local, state, and national initiatives to stimulate participatory citizenship in young people.

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