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.

Multicultural Citizenship Education

Multicultural citizenship education
Paulette PattersonDilworth

Multicultural citizenship education has been theorized as a transformative education reform effort that seeks to help students from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds experience academic success while developing multicultural civic competence (Freire, 1994). As an educational reform movement, multicultural citizenship education aims to prepare young people with the knowledge and skills necessary for learning, living, and working in a pluralistic democratic society. Education scholars and researchers have written extensively about the benefits of multicultural education for teachers and students. However, it appears that research on students' perspectives of what they learn about and with multicultural content has not kept pace with the philosophical and theoretical progress in the field. Much of the empirical research on multicultural citizenship education ...

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