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1st Edition

Citizenship Through Secondary Geography

ISBN 9780415231602
Published October 12, 2001 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book reveals the potential of geography to engage with citizenship. It provides:

  • theoretical signposts in the form of short, digestible explanations for key ideas such as racism, values, identity, community and social exclusion
  • a number of inset activities 'for further thinking'
  • a critique of the discipline and the pitfalls to avoid in teaching citizenship through geography
  • practical teaching suggestions.

All the contributions to this valuable book point to the capacity of geography to engage with citizenship, values, education and people - environment decision-making, on scales that range from the local to the global. It offers positive and direct ways to become involved in the thinking that must underpin any worthwhile citizenship education, for all experienced teachers, student teachers, heads of department, curriculum managers, principals and policy-makers.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction  Section 1: Contexts 2.Citizenship Education: Permeation or Pervasion? Some Historical Pointers 3.Citizenship and Geography Education: An International Perspective  4.Values and Values Education in the Geography Curriculum in Relation to Concepts of Citizenship  5.Finding its Place: Contextualising Citizenship Within the Geography Curriculum  Section 2: Curriculum Issues 6.To Which Space do I Belong? The Seduction of Community  7.'Where shall I draw the line, Miss?' The Geography of Exclusion  8.A Very British Subject: Questions of Identity 9.Citizenship Denied: the Case of the Holocaust  10.Towards Ecological Citizenship 11.Global Citizenship: Choices and Change 12.Citizenship in Geography Classrooms: Questions of Pedagogy   Section 3: Conclusion 13.Conclusion: Citizens in a Risky World

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'Lambert and Machon's [book] is a timely and considered contribution...the book provides chapters setting the background to citizenship in geography education from a stimulating range of different viewpoints...[it] is an essential read for those at the intersection of citizenship and geography in secondary schools.' - Angus Willson, The Development Education Journal