SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

by James Arthur, Ian Davies, Carole Hahn

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.

  • SAGE Publications; July 2008
  • ISBN: 9781446206775
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy
  • Author: James Arthur (ed.); Ian Davies (ed.); Carole Hahn (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

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"The volume is unique…it has the character of an international collaboration focused on concepts and issues. The authors go beyond slogans or accepted truisms to grapple with issues that are contested but benefit from being addressed from different viewpoints. I commend the volume to a wide range of readers for its breadth of vision and success in moving the field forward."

Judith Torney-Purta, Ph.D., Professor of Human Development, University of Maryland (College Park), USA