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.

Christianity, Citizenship and Democracy

Christianity, citizenship and democracy


In Britain there is little attention given in modern educational discourses to religion and its role in shaping meanings of citizenship. In part this is due to the fact that many of the organizations that seek to promote a discourse on citizenship education are secular bodies who present issues of religious identity and faith in the language of community, equality, diversity and values. This language does not fully recognize the significance of faith and belief for notions of active citizenship or do justice to religious motivations and traditions. Such organizations also fail to take seriously the world revitalization of the main religious faiths and the forceful reappearance of religious issues in public affairs (see Kepel, 1994). Modern European ...

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