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.

Feminism and Gender in Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Feminism and Gender in Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Feminism and gender in education for citizenship and democracy

Contemporary press is a rich source of information on the breadth and diversity of gender issues in citizenship and education. For example the summer of 2007 yielded the following reports: the election of India's first female president, Pratibha Patil (Wax, 2007: A14); political activism in defense of a jihadist movement by young women from the Jamia Hafsa Islamic School for girls in Islamabad, Pakistan (Sengupta, 2007: A3); attempts to stop the selective abortion of girls in India, (India Tries to Stop Sex-Selective Abortions, 2007: 6) and the banning of female genital mutilation performed on Muslim and Christian girls (Egypt: All Female Cutting Banned, 2007: A12). These phenomena are ...

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