Education for Citizenship

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199240982
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599729 | DOI:
Education for Citizenship

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This chapter explores issues on citizenship education. It shows how liberal citizenship is more complicated than often realized, and why schools play a key role in educating children for citizenship. It considers three controversies in ethnoculturally diverse societies: whether citizenship education requires common schooling, whether the promotion of responsible citizenship requires the promotion of personal autonomy, and whether promoting a shared civic identity requires teaching both shared political values and specific national or cultural identities.

Keywords: citizenship education; liberal citizenship; ethnocultural groups; national identity; cultural identity

Chapter.  11395 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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