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.

Diversity and Citizenship Education in Global Times

Diversity and citizenship education in global times
James A.Banks

The increasing recognition and visibility of ethnic, cultural, language, and religious diversity in nation-states around the world have raised new questions and possibilities about educating students for effective citizenship. Immigrant nations such as Australia, Canada, and the US have been diverse since their founding. Although immigration has a long history in Western Europe that dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century (Lucassen, 2005), Western European nations have not traditionally viewed themselves as immigration countries. Ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious diversity in Western European nations such as the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands increased greatly after World War II when groups from the former colonies of these nations in ...

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