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.

Educating for Civic Character

Educating for Civic Character

Educating for civic character
Marvin W.Berkowitz, WolfgangAlthof, and ScottJones

In this handbook, citizenship education is discussed from a variety of perspectives. The current chapter examines the relationship of character education and citizenship education and will focus on what we call educating for civic character. The widely read consensus paper ‘The civic mission of the school’, as well as many other documents (e.g. Patrick and Vontz, 2001), describe civic knowledge, skills (competencies), and dispositions (attitudes) as the three core dimensions of citizenship and hence as the focal targets of citizenship education. In Chapter 29 of this handbook, Ian Davies discusses issues related to the first of this triumvirate, namely civic knowledge and civic-political literacy. While an important topic, it will not be the focus ...

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