This book is concerned with the social and political aspects of regional groupings, particularly how citizenship education fares in regional contexts. The European Union (EU) has revolutionised its political and economic aims into more encompassing social and political goals. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on the other hand, is still moving towards fuller integration in social and economic terms as South East Asian nations seek a greater role on the global stage and particularly in the global economy. Both the EU and ASEAN have drawn up educational frameworks that collectively work to harness educational achievements which in turn work to fulfill social and economic objectives at the regional level. This book portrays citizenship issues affecting the two regions and describes the way citizenship education can reflect and address these issues. Case studies on EU and ASEAN member countries make up the book’s two parts which analyse, among other issues:
This book explores new ideas on citizenship and comparative education in regional contexts and will be of interest to researchers concerned with the impact of regionalism on social development and to citizenship educators studying the influence of contexts on the construction of citizenship education.
1. Introduction 2. Regionalism and Citizenship Education – New identities and commitments? Kerry J. Kennedy and Andreas Brunold Part 1: Citizenship Education and EU Countries 3. The Changing Landscape of Citizenship Education in England Ian Davies 4. New Contexts for Citizenship Education in Europe – Slovak Republic Nataša Ondrušková 5. Does Civic and Citizenship Education at the Turn of the 21st Century Cater to National, Regional, and Global Citizenship?: A Polish example Eugeniusz Świtała 6. Political Didactics and Political Education in Germany Georg Weisseno 7. Citizenship Education in Spain: Rethinking perspectives Maria Puig and Juan Antonio Morales Part 2: Citizenship Education and ASEAN Countries 8. Introduction Toshifumi Hirata 9. Citizenship Education and Education for ‘ASEANness’ in ASEAN Countries Toshifumi Hirata 10. Rethinking a Conceptual Framework for Citizenship Education in ASEAN Countries Megumi Shibuya 11. Education for ASEANness: A tool to build an ASEAN community Sunate Kampeeraparb and Koro Suzuki 12. Analysis of a Student Questionnaire on Citizenship Education and Education for ASEANness Minoru Morishita 13. Citizenship Education and Education for ASEANness in Thailand: A case study Chantana Chanbanchong, Sumlee Thongthew, Sumontip Boonsombuti and Waraiporn Sangnapaboworn 12. Conclusion: Regionalism and Citizenship Education – Beyond the nation state? Kerry J. Kennedy