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The Resource Rethinking citizenship education : a curriculum for participatory democracy, Tristan McCowan, (electronic book)

Rethinking citizenship education : a curriculum for participatory democracy, Tristan McCowan, (electronic book)

Label
Rethinking citizenship education : a curriculum for participatory democracy
Title
Rethinking citizenship education
Title remainder
a curriculum for participatory democracy
Statement of responsibility
Tristan McCowan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rethinking Citizenship Education" presents a fundamental reassessment of the field. Drawing on empirical research, the book argues that attempting to transmit preconceived notions of citizenship through schools is both unviable and undesirable. The notion of 'curricular transposition' is introduced, a framework for understanding the changes undergone in the passage between the ideals of citizenship, the curricular programmes designed to achieve them, their implementation in practice and the effects on students. The 'leaps' between these different stages make the project of forming students in a mould of predefined citizenship highly problematic. Case studies are presented of contrasting initiatives in Brazil, a country with high levels of political marginalisation, but also significant experiences of participatory democracy. These studies indicate that effective citizenship education depends on a harmonisation or 'seamless enactment' of the stages outlined above. In contrast, provision in countries such as the UK and USA is characterised by disjunctures, showing insufficient involvement of teachers in programme design, and a lack of space for the construction of students' own political understandings. Some more promising directions for citizenship education are proposed, therefore, ones which acknowledge the significance of pedagogical relations and school democratisation, and allow students to develop as political agents in their own right. "Continuum Studies in Educational Research (CSER)" is a major new series in the field of educational research. Written by experts and scholars for experts and scholars, this ground-breaking series focuses on research in the areas of comparative education, history, lifelong learning, philosophy, policy, post-compulsory education, psychology and sociology. Based on cutting edge research and written with lucidity and passion, the "CSER" series showcases only those books that really matter in education - studies that are major, that will be remembered for having made a difference
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CaPaEBR
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1974-
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McCowan, Tristan
Dewey number
370.11/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC1091
LC item number
.M43 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in educational research
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  • Citizenship
  • Civics
Label
Rethinking citizenship education : a curriculum for participatory democracy, Tristan McCowan, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [202]-218)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Current tensions in citizenship education -- pt. 2. Understanding processes -- pt. 3. Responses
Control code
ebr10314050
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
218 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781441134325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Rethinking citizenship education : a curriculum for participatory democracy, Tristan McCowan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [202]-218)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Current tensions in citizenship education -- pt. 2. Understanding processes -- pt. 3. Responses
Control code
ebr10314050
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
218 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781441134325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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