In this unique examination of education for citizenship, Derek Heater covers two and a half millennia of history encompassing every continent. Education for citizenship is considered from its classical origins through to ideas of world citizenship and multiculturalism which are relevant today. The book reveals the constants of motives, policies, recommendations and practices in this field and the variables determined by political, social and economic circumstances, which in turn illustrate the reasons behind education for citizenship today.
Sections covered include:
* Classical origins
* The age of rebellions and revolutions
* Education for liberal democracy
* Totalitarianism and transitions
* Multiple citizenship education.
A History of Education for Citizenship will be of interest to teachers and students of citizenship, particularly those concerned with citizenship education. It will also be of interest to those working in the field of politics of education and history of education.
'Heater … has spent half a century reading in the areas of history, political theory and education and has now decided to pull the threads together. The result is a book that is extremely well organised, very well written and terrifically insightful. This very valuable work deserves to be very widely read by all who are involved in the exploration and promotion of citizenship education … Essential reading.' - Ian Davies, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of York
'Derek Heater is one of the few people capable and experienced enough to write a history of education for citizenship and in this volume he provides a series of important, if general, insights and commentaries.' - James Arthur, History of Education Researcher
'Derek Heater is deservedly well known for many publications on citizenship and political education and this book pulls many strands together … [This is an] excellent book…' - Adults Learning
'[This] is a book that is extremely well organized, very well written and terrifically insightful. This very valuable work deserves to be very widely read by all who are involved in the exploration and promotion of citizenship education … Essential reading.' - Ian Davies, Educational Review