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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.

Human Rights Education: The Foundation of Education for Democratic Citizenship in our Global Age1
Human rights education: The foundation of education for democratic citizenship in our global age

This chapter examines human rights education (HRE) as a right for all, and considers some of the reasons why this right is yet to be fully realized, several decades after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UDHR) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. I argue that the human rights project is a cosmopolitan one and that effective education for our global age requires a cosmopolitan vision, based on a shared understanding of human rights. I discuss some of the problems that exist in realising HRE programmes in schools in a range of national ...

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