Citizenship and Democracy in Schools

Diversity, Identity, Equality

December 2000
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    1st December 2000
  • ISBN 9781858562223
  • Language English
  • Pages 190 pp.
  • Size 5.75" x 9"

This book provides a framework for Citizenship Education in the context of cultural diversity. Underpinning Citizenship Education has to be an understanding and practice of human rights. The contributors show how human rights principles are used by schools to challenge structural inequality, discrimination and exclusion and to support young people in developing confident identities in contexts of diversity. Case studies illustrate how students can realise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Leading researchers and expert teachers worked over two years in seminars funded by the ESRC and in debate with Bernard Crick, to produce this authoritative and coherent work. "Citizenship and Democracy in Schools" is the core text for continuing professional development courses in Citizenship Education and will also be required reading on initial teacher training. The book is essentially designed for the UK, but international and comparative approaches are provided by several contributors

Part One: The Citizenship Agenda has chapters by Maitland Stobart, Sarah Spencer, Eugeen Verhellen, Hugh Starkey and Audrey Osler.
Part Two: Race, Identity and Human Rights has contributions by Peter Figueroa, Robin Richardson, Michael Byram and Manuela Guilherme.
Part Three: Practising Democracy provides case studies by Maud Blair, Lynn Davies, Priscilla Anderson, Clive Harber, Mary John, Charlotte Carter, Sean Carolan, Jeremy Cunningham and Ian Gittens

Audrey Osler

Audrey Osler is Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education at the University of Leeds. Her many books include Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity.