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Learning to Live Together

Struggles for Citizenship and Human Rights Education

April 2015
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    20th April 2015
  • ISBN 9781782771159
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.25"

Citizenship education engages with living together in diverse societies where democracy provides a framework for lively struggles against discrimination by gender, ethnicity, class, or sexuality. In this lecture, Hugh Starkey draws lessons from historic struggles against racist structures and ideologies, noting that leaders such as Mandela, King, and Malcolm X invoked the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to invite solidarity, linking local and global communities in common citizenship. He examines some pedagogical problems raised by earlier attempts to challenge narrowly nationalist perspectives. Education for cosmopolitan citizenship provides expression for multiple voices and promotes common standards that both include and transcend so-called fundamental British values.

Hugh Starkey

Hugh Starkey is Professor of Citizenship and Human Rights Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Recent publications include Citizenship and Language Learning.