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.

Religion, Citizenship and Hope: Civic Virtues and Education about Muslim Traditions

Religion, Citizenship and Hope: Civic Virtues and Education about Muslim Traditions

Religion, citizenship and hope: Civic virtues and education about muslim traditions

Bernard Crick's observation that ‘nearly everywhere that there is citizenship education in schools … some historical contingent sense of crisis has been the trigger’ (Crick, 1999: 338) is certainly true in the case of England.1 While there were many ‘triggers’ for the recent focus on citizenship education, immigration and more specifically the concern about some of the tensions generated by the intersection of national and religious identities of immigrants are among the more important ones. Within these particular triggers, the issue can be narrowed further. Although the tensions between demands of modern secular citizenship and obligations of faith can be noted from India to ...

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