Education for Social Citizenship

Perceptions of Teachers in the USA, Australia, England, Russia and China

Author: W.O. Lee,Jeffrey T. Fouts

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622097285

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This volume, emerging from a cross-national study of teachers' perception of good citizenship, addresses two fundamental questions: What do teachers see as important in citizenship education? How do these perceptions facilitate or hinder the preparation of good citizens? While providing rich and useful data on the latest developments of citizenship education in various contexts, this book also offers an all-round review of concepts and arguments on the subject, as well as insightful comparative analyses of the findings emerged from the case studies. One encouraging conclusion drawn from these studies is that teachers across nations share similar goals and objectives that seem to have transcended cultural and political boundaries.
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Geography Education for Citizenship

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: Social Science Education Consortium

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civics

Page: 95

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1. A Geographic Perspective and Citizenship
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Citizenship Education and Social Development in Zambia

Author: Ali A. Abdi,Edward Shizha,Lee Ellis

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607523949

Category: Education

Page: 171

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Zambia, the butterflyshaped, central African country has a population of about 11 million people, and as other SubSaharan African countries, has been trying to democratize since the early 1990s. Clearly, though, the promise of political reform did not fulfill the expectations of the public, and with about 60 percent of the population living below the poverty line, many Zambians are no longer confident that more open political systems can improve their lives. But the problem may not be inherent in the political process itself, and could be found more in the apparent disconnection between people’s needs and the way the country’s affairs are run. It is with respect to these and related issues that this book emphasizes the crucial relationship between education and political participation, and specifically highlights citizenship education as essential for Zambia’s social development. Social development, which should comprise, inter alia, the economic, political, and cultural wellbeing of societies can be enhanced by citizenship education, which focuses on elevating people’s understanding of their rights and responsibilities visà vis government institutions, structures and functions. Indeed, it is the centrality of the political component in people’s lives, especially its relationship with public policy and public programs that should underline the important role of citizenship education. In describing these issues, the book analyzes the role of the media, women’s groups and youth in enhancing the political, educational, and by extension, the economic lives of the Zambian people. The book should interest students and scholars of Zambian (as well as African) education, politics, and social development. It should also be useful for policy makers, institutional managers and both public and parapublic leaders in Zambia and elsewhere in the continent.
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SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Author: James Arthur,Ian Davies,Carole Hahn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206777

Category: Education

Page: 592

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This handbook 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, gender. Section four provides insights into different characterisations 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.
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Understanding Social Citizenship

Themes and Perspectives for Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Dwyer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861344168

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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The government is now promoting citizenship heavily, and it is now part of the secondary schools national curriculum. This text provides students of all levels with a clear sense of the history of citizenship, and also of the key theoretical debates that have informed contemporary understandings of the concept.
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Education for Citizenship

Author: Denis Lawton,Jo Cairns,Roy Gardner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184714103X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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There is now broad agreement that citizenship should form an important part of the curriculum. And that, broadly, is where the agreement ends., yet busy practitioners have to teach citizenship effectively now. Education for Citizenship is based on the assumption that theory needs to be related to practice and that there is already a wealth of good practice from which we can learn.
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Social Literacy, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum

Author: James Arthur,Jon Davison,William Stow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136360050

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This timely book looks at social literacy within the revised National Curriculum which places an obligation on schools and teachers to promote social cohesion, community involvement and a sense of social responsibility among young people. Social Literacy, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum is an introduction to the social purposes and aims contained in the revised National Curriculum. It provides the theory behind the movement for social literacy as well as providing information for teachers, lecturers and policy makers on putting the government's ideas into practice.
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The Electronic Republic?

The Impact of Technology on Education for Citizenship

Author: Phillip J. VanFossen

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557535061

Category: Computers

Page: 239

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This work looks at Lawrence Grossman's statement in 1991 that America was becoming an 'electronic republic, a democratic system that is vastly increasing the people's day-to-day influence on decisions of state'. It argues that research has indicated that his prediction has, for the most part, failed to come to fruition.
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Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion

International Case Studies

Author: M. Shuayb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283904

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.
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Democracy at the Crossroads

International Perspectives on Critical Global Citizenship Education

Author: Cameron White,Roger Openshaw

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739109076

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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In Democracy at the Crossroads, the editors argue that there have been too few scholarly attempts to provide a comprehensive critique of the assumptions behind citizenship education. In particular, they ask the distinguished contributors to this volume to address difficult but essential questions that are often avoided or intentionally overlooked: What do all-embracing terms like 'global citizenship' really mean? What does democracy mean internationally? A timely work, Democracy at the Crossroad provides a necessary examination and re-interpretation of international perspectives on democracy and global citizenship as they apply to social education.
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Education for Democratic Citizenship

Issues of Theory and Practice

Author: Andrew Lockyer,Bernard Crick,John Annette

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754639596

Category: Education

Page: 178

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The Crick Committee Report provided the impetus and rationale for the Citizenship Order which introduced citizenship education as a compulsory element of the core curriculum in all secondary schools in England from 2002. This important volume provides a c
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A European Social Citizenship?

Preconditions for Future Policies from a Historical Perspective

Author: Lars Magnusson,Bo Stråth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052012698

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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The aim of this book is to explore and reflect upon preconditions of a specific European social dimension, or more specifically of a European social citizenship. Welfare and social policies in Europe are deeply entrenched in state histories; the success of the welfare state stems from its ability during a fairly long historical period to unify social citizenship, full employment, mass education and a functional industrial relations system. The historical connection between welfare regimes built upon the nation state, and popular democracy founded in party voting, makes the deepening and widening of a common European project a highly risky undertaking and an open process with a radically uncertain outcome. The dilemma in the form of uneasy relationships among national welfare regimes and the evolutionary process of increased market integration - driven both by market forces (globalisation) and the European Union as a political project - is well known and has been demonstrated by different commentators. Every step of deepening market integration in Europe tends to threaten and put pressure on the existing national welfare regimes. As their own populations generally support them, the legitimacy of the EU is at risk. The book analyses the prospects of a coordinated social dimension at the European level, matching the market integration, and what role the concept of citizenship can play in such a scenario.
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Patriotism and Citizenship Education

Author: Bruce Haynes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444322859

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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Seven authors describe the controversial nature of patriotism andcitizenship education in their country, basing their account andrecommendations upon their philosophical understanding of educationand schooling. Offers differing national perspectives on patriotism acrossthe United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan andEngland Discusses varying accounts of how patriotism and citizenshipeducation should be handled as part of the school curriculum Provides crucial insights into how schools handle social andpolitical demands on controversial topics
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Education and Society

Author: Joseph I. Zajda

Publisher: James Nicholas Publishers

ISBN: 1875408347

Category: Education

Page: 275

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Education and Society (third edition) is a completely new edition of this popular text. In fifteen wholly new chapters, the authors, outstanding educators, writers and leaders in their particular fields, focus on questions which have a highly current relevance for students of education in 2001 and beyond. Future teachers for our twenty-first century will read chapters which deal with such key issues as education for active citizenship, democracy and education, social identity, conflict and education for peace, social class in children's lives, reconciliation and multiculturalism, Asian values and human rights, minority school settings, marketing schools, gender and ethnicity and achievement, Information Technology, education and new literacies and issues arising from emerging technology-society relations in cyberspace and information technology dependence. The new edition of Education and Society (third edition) complements the excellent selection of chapters in Education and Society and can be used in conjunction with the earlier edition, in order to offer students a wide and stimulating introduction and overview to the major issues in the debate over the relationship between the school and the social and economic and political institutions which surround it. inc.
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