Learning Democracy and Citizenship: International Experiences by Michele Schweisfurth, Lynn Davies, Clive Harber

Learning Democracy and Citizenship: International Experiences Author: Michele Schweisfurth, Lynn Davies, Clive Harber
eBook Title: Learning Democracy and Citizenship: International Experiences
ISBN10: 1873927290
ISBN13: 978-1873927298
Language: English
Publisher: Symposium Books (March 1, 2002)
Category: Education & Teaching
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
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In recent years, there has been a shift in discourse internationally towards a greater recognition of the importance of democratic governments and institutions, and an explicit support for the development of democracy and citizenship through education. This book celebrates this shift with a diverse range of contributions. How democracy and citizenship are conceived, practised and researched in different national and educational contexts is explored in this collection, which brings together commentary from schoolchildren and international experts, researchers and practitioners, writers from the south and the north, and from established and new democracies. This volume will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in learning more about education, citizenship and democracy. CONTENTS: Preface. PART ONE. PUPIL AND STUDENT VOICE: Michele Schweisfurth. Student Voices on Democracy; Michael Fielding & Marcia Prieto. The Central Place of Student Voice in Democratic Renewal: a Chilean case study; Lynn Davies. Pupil Voice in Europe; Gerison Lansdown. Human Rights and Learning. PART TWO. IDENTITIES AND CONTEXTS FOR DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP: Lore Arthur. Intercultural Communication and Identities: foreign language teachers' perceptions of culture and citizenship; Julia Preece. The Learning of Citizenship and Governance: a gender perspective; George Hudson & Wang Meifang. An Anglo-Sino Study of Young People's Knowledge, Attitudes and Activities as they Relate to Citizenship; Svend Poulsen-Hansen. Some Notes on Civic Education and Learning of Democracy: a perspective from UNESCO. PART THREE. DEMOCRATIC WAYS OF WORKING AND RESEARCHING: Caroline Dyer, Archana Choksi, Renu Moyade & Neetu Purohit. Research and the Participatory Professional Development of Primary Teacher Educators in India; Keith Holmes. Whose Knowledge for Educational Development? Reflections on Collaborative Field Work in the Small State of Saint Lucia; Rob McBride. Playing down Presence: the importance of in-dept

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