1st Edition

Debates in Citizenship Education

Edited By James Arthur, Hilary Cremin Copyright 2012
    234 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    What are the key issues in Citizenship Education today?

    Debates in Citizenship Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with and reflect on some of the key topics, concepts and debates that they will have to address throughout their career. It places the specialist field of Citizenship Education in a wider context and aims to enable teachers to reach their own informed judgements and argue their points of view with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding.

    Taking account of recent policy and controversies, expert contributors provide a balance of experience and perspectives and cover a wide range of classic and contemporary topics including:

    • Theoretical Perspectives on Citizenship Education;
    • International Comparative Perspectives on Citizenship Education;
    • Citizenship Education, Race and Community Cohesion;
    • Climate Change and Sustainable Citizenship Education;
    • ICT and Citizenship Education;
    • Ethics and Citizenship Education;
    • Assessment of Citizenship Education.

    Debates in Citizenship Education is for all student teachers, and practising teachers engaged in CPD or interested in furthering their understanding of teaching in the subject area. Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape your own research and writing, this collection provides an introduction to recent critical thinking and contemporary debates within Citizenship Education.

    Author Biographies  Editors’ introduction  1. A Brief History Of Citizenship Education In England And Wales John Beck  2. International Comparative Perspectives on Citizenship Education David Kerr  3. Theoretical Perspectives of Citizenship Education Ian Davies   4. Policy Context of Citizenship Education Rob Hulme and Moira Hulme  5. Schools and their Communities Don Rowe   6. Citizenship Education, Race and Community Cohesion Alveena Malik   7. The Civic Engagement of Young People From Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Communites Carolynne Mason  8. Citizenship, Inclusion, Gender and Young People Hilary Cremin  9. Sexualities and Citizenship Education  Max Biddulph  10. Peacebuilding Dialogue as Democratic Education  Kathy Bickmore  11. Climate Change and Sustainable Citizenship Education  Paul Warwick  12. Assessment of Citizenship Education: Challenges and Opportunities Tom Harrison  13. Governing Citizenship Education Hilary Cremin and Moira Faul  14. ICT and Citizenship Education Terry Haydn  15. Values, Ethics and Citizenship Education  Mark Pike  Conclusion  16. Where Now for Citizenship Education? Andrew Peterson  17. Young people mobilizing the language of citizenship: struggles for classification and new meaning in an uncertain world Jacqueline Kelly and Jo-Anne Dillabough


    James Arthur is Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham. He has written widely on the relationship between theory and practice in education, particularly the links between communitarianism, social virtues, citizenship, religion and education. He is Director of CitizEd, sits on the executive of the Society for Educational Studies and is editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies. Hilary Cremin is Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge. She researches and teaches in the areas of citizenship education and conflict resolution in schools and communities in the faculty of Education. She chairs the Centre for Youth and Democracy, and is an editor of the British Educational Research Journal. She has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector as a school teacher, educational consultant, project coordinator and academic, and has research interests in the USA, New Zealand and Japan. The Debates in Subject Teaching Series Edited by Susan Capel, Jon Davison, James Arthur and John Moss