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.

A Justice-Oriented Citizenship Education: Making Community Curricular

A Justice-Oriented Citizenship Education: Making Community Curricular

A justice-oriented citizenship education: Making community curricular
LewZipin and AlanReid

Citizenship Education, Democracy and Community

The concept of community has been a constant presence in formal citizenship education programs; yet its meaning and connection to curriculum tend to be assumed. This taken-for-grantedness masks a number of significant ideological assumptions, not least of which are the views of democracy and citizenship upon which school and classroom practice are based. Despite these silences, it is possible to discern some dominant models. In this chapter, we describe and critique two mainstream curricular approaches to linking citizenship education and community, arguing that they are based on, and serve to reinforce, thin conceptions of democracy. We then propose an alternative approach, and draw upon a research ...

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