This book examines the conceptions of citizenship and the extent to which these conceptions accommodate ethnic and religious diversity in today’s schools.
The author contributes to theoretical thinking on inclusive citizenship through a focus on the policy and curriculum development process of citizenship education in the English secondary school context, and she bases her work on original first-hand account from interviews with key players involved, such as former home secretary David Blunkett, Sir Bernard Crick and other high profile policy-makers. Four main models of citizenship underpinned by political philosopy are proposed and the theoretical and practical implications for diversity of these four models are explicated.
Dina Kiwan is an Academic Fellow/ Lecturer in Citizenship Education at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
'[Education for Inclusive Citizenship] is of direct relevance and a must-read for anyone interested in citizenship education in England.' - London Review of Education