Reimagining Civic Education

How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens

Edited by Bradley Levinson, Doyle Stevick

Publication date:

12 January 2007

Length of book:

320 pages

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780742547551

This volume surveys the new global landscape for democratic civic education. Rooted in qualitative researc, the contributors explore the many ways that notions of democracy and citizenship have been implemented in recent education policy, curriculum, and classroom practice around the world. From Indonesia to the Spokane Reservation and El Salvador to Estonia, these chapters reveal a striking diversity of approaches to political socialization in varying cultural and institutional contexts. By bringing to bear the methodological, conceptual and theoretical perspectives of qualitative research, this book adds important new voices to one of educationOs most critical debates: how to form democratic citizens in a changing world.
This volume brings together researchers who enrich the discourse about citizenship education in numerous ways: they cross disciplines, expand pedagogical models, encompass studies on both the young and the old, and report on a wide range of countries.