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Globalization, the Nation-State and the Citizen Dilemmas and Directions for Civics and Citizenship Education

Edited By Alan Reid, Judith Gill, Alan Sears Copyright 2010
    264 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in civics and citizenship education. There have been unprecedented developments in citizenship education taking place in schools, adult education centers, or in the less formally structured spaces of media images and commentary around the world. This book provides an overview of the development of civics and citizenship education policy across a range of nation states. The contributors, all widely respected scholars in the field of civics and citizenship education, provide a thorough understanding of the different ways in which citizenship has been taken up by educators, governments and the wider public. Citizenship is never a single given, unproblematic concept, but rather its meanings have to be worked through and developed in terms of the particularities of socio-political location and history. This volume promotes a wider and more grounded understanding of the ways in which citizenship education is enacted across different nation states in order to develop education for active and participatory citizenry in both local and global contexts.

    Section A: Introduction  1. The Forming of Citizens in a Globalising World  Alan Reid, Judith Gill and Alan Sears  Section B: Case Studies  2. In Whose Interest? Australian Schooling and the Changing Contexts of Citizenship  Alan Reid and Judith Gill  3. Education, Citizenship and the Construction of a New Democracy in Brazil  Tristan McCowan and Cleonice Puggian  4. South African Post-Apartheid Realities and Citizenship Education  Kogila Moodley  5. Citizenship Education in Pakistan: Changing Policies and Practices in Changing Social-Political Contexts  Bernadette Dean  6. The Dilemmas of Singapore’s National Education in the Global Society  Mark Baildon and Jasmine B-Y Sim  7. State and Civil Society Embattled in Colonialism, Capitalism and Nationalism: Civic Education and its Politics in Hong Kong  Thomas Kwan-choi Tse  8. England: Searching for Citizenship  Ian Davies  9. Perceptions of the Past and Education of Future Citizens in Contemporary Russia  Nelli Piattoeva  10. ‘Common-sense Citizenship’, ‘Citizenship Tourism’ and Citizenship Education in an Era of Globalisation: The Case of Ireland during the Celtic Tiger Era   Audrey Bryan  11. A Paradigm Shift in the Political Culture and in Educating for Citizenship? The Case of the United States of America  Thomas J. Scott and John Cogan  12. The State and the Citizen in Mexican Civic Education: An Evolving Story  Bradley Levinson  13. Possibilities and Problems: Citizenship Education in a Multinational State: The Case of Canada  Alan Sears  Section C: Reflections and Analysis  14. Oppositions and Possibilities  Walter Parker  15. Citizenship and the Nation-State: Affinity, Identity and Belonging  Audrey Osler  16. Neo-Statism and Post-Globalisation as Contexts for New Times  Kerry Kennedy  17. Politics, Citizenship Education Policy in Twelve Countries, and Cosmopolitanism: A Commentary  Yvonne Hébert


    Alan Reid is Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of South Australia.

    Judith Gill is Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of South Australia.

    Alan Sears is a Professor of Social Studies Education and a member of the Citizenship Education Research and Development Group at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.