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.

Rights, Duties and Responsibilities

Rights, Duties and Responsibilities

Rights, duties and responsibilities

One can hardly avoid talk of rights and duties in any contemporary discussion of issues of personal and public concern - at all events, in developed liberal democracies. Such talk is certainly embedded in debates about education, schooling and childcare with regard to which any and all acceptable policy-making needs to be mindful of and sensitive to the rights as well as the responsibilities of such diverse stakeholders as children, parents, teachers, social workers and officers of the law. However, it should also not be hard to see that the prospects of any legislation that aspires to do full justice to the rights and claims of all interested parties are likely to be dim in (the not uncommon) ...

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