This book examines the issues of theorizing citizenship education research in non-Western societies that have embarked on democratic development after the fall of authoritarianism and colonialism.
Despite a proliferation of studies on citizenship and citizenship education in non-Western contexts, there has been limited theorization of this research and little discussion of the applicability to such contexts of Western theoretical frameworks. This volume addresses these issues through empirical case studies of citizenship conceptions, practices, and education in South and West Africa, Latin America, Central Europe, and the Middle East. The contributors to the volume call into question the uncritical application of Western theoretical frameworks to non-Western societies and advocate for the development and wider application of new paradigms rooted in local processes and indigenous knowledge to better understand and theorize citizenship and citizenship education in such societies.
This volume will be of interest to scholars, researchers, and practitioners working in the field of comparative and international citizenship education. It was originally published as a special issue of Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.
1. Democratic citizenship education in non-Western contexts: implications for theory and research
Serhiy Kovalchuk and Anatoli Rapoport
2. Exploring Western and non-Western epistemological influences in South Africa: theorising a critical democratic citizenship education
Patricia K. Kubow
3. Remembering West African indigenous knowledges and practices in citizenship education research
4. Wait-citizenship: youth civic development in transition
Michelle J. Bellino
5. Obstacles and opportunities for global citizenship education under intractable conflict: the case of Israel
Heela Goren and Miri Yemini
6. Reframing approaches to narrating young people’s conceptualisations of citizenship in education research
7. Citizenship education discourses in Latin America: multilateral institutions and the decolonial challenge
8. Rendering technical the responsible citizen: implementing citizenship education reform in Kosovo