Democratizing Education and Educating Democratic Citizens

Democratizing Education and Educating Democratic Citizens : International and Historical Perspectives

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9mm | 589.67g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138967394
  • 9781138967397

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Democratizing Education and Educating Democratic Citizens addresses the conceptualization of democracy and citizenship, reform efforts toward democratization in different societies, and education efforts to foster democratic citizens. These original essays are written from unique historical and national perspectives by an international panel of the most prominent comparative education scholars. This book honors the professional and personal commitment of Susanne Shafer, who passed away in 1997. During her career in social studies, foundations of education, and comparative education, she worked to promote social and civic commitment among youth in the United States and abroad.show more

About Leslie J Limage

Leslie Limage is Programme Specialist in the Division for the Renovation of Educational Curricula and Structures at UNESCO.show more

Table of contents

Section 1: Conceptualizing Democratization and Democratic Citizenship Introduction: Alternative Perspectives on Democratization: An Introduction Leslie J. Limage Chapter 1: Reframing Citizenship: Women as Full Actors in the Nation-State Nelly Stromquist Chapter 2: The Democratic Politics of Theory in Comparative Education Val D. Rust Section II: Democratizing Education: Reform Efforts in Societies in Transition Chapter 3: Reconstructing Education in Germany: Some Similarities and Contrasts in the Post-War and Post-Unification Rethinking of Educational Provision David Phillips Chapter 4: Democracy and the Study of Germany Robert F. Lawson Chapter 5: Decentralization, Choice, and Charter Schools in the United States: Equity or Radical Transformation? Elizabeth Sherman Swing Chapter 6: Changes in European Higher Education: A Response to Society's Needs Hans Lingens Chapter 7: Upper Secondary Graduates' Perceptions of School in Russia and Germany-- A Comparative View Gerlind Schmidt Chapter 8: Education for Democratic Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe in the Mirror of Globalization and Transformation Wolfgang Mitter Section III: Educating Democratic Citizens: The Challenge for Civic Education Chapter 9: Democracy, Worker-Consumer-Citizens, and Teacher Education: Theoretical Musings with Findings from Research in Mexico Mark B. Ginsburg Chapter 10: Teaching Democratic Values in Teacher Education Programs in Canada, Mexico, and the United States Norma Tarrow, Ratna Ghosh, and Aurora Elinzondo Chapter 11: Education for Democracy in Pluralistic Societies: The Case of Israel Yaacov Iram Chapter 12: The Purposes of Schooling in France: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Dilemmas of Individual Responsibility and Social Control Leslie J. Limage Chapter 13: Education for Citizenship in the United Kingdom - Caught or Taught? Margaret B. Sutherland Chapter 14: Instituational Constraints on Promoting Civic Education in Hong Kong Secondary Schools: Insights from International Educational Achievement Data Lee Wing-On and Leung Sai-wing About the Contributorsshow more