By Kerry J. Kennedy (auth.), David L. Grossman, Wing On Lee, Kerry J. Kennedy (eds.)
Based on case experiences of eleven societies within the world’s so much dynamic sector, this publication signs a brand new path of research on the intersection of citizenship schooling and the curriculum. Following their winning quantity, Citizenship schooling in Asia and the Pacific: recommendations and matters (published as No. 14 during this series), the editors, broadly considered as leaders within the box within the Asia-Pacific sector, have long past past extensive citizenship schooling frameworks to check the realities, tensions and pressures that effect the formation of the citizenship curriculum. bankruptcy authors from diversified societies have addressed basic questions: (1) how is citizenship schooling featured within the present curriculum reform schedule when it comes to either coverage contexts and values; and (2) to what quantity do the reforms in citizenship schooling replicate present debates in the society? From comparative research of those eleven case reviews the editors have came upon a fancy photo of curriculum reform that exhibits deep tensions among international and native agendas. On one hand, there's big facts of an more and more universal coverage rhetoric within the debates approximately citizenship schooling. at the different, it's obvious that this discourse doesn't inevitably expand to citizenship curriculum, which in such a lot areas is still developed in line with specified social, political and cultural contexts. even if the point of interest is on Islamic values in Pakistan, an rising discourse approximately chinese language ‘democracy’, a nostalgic conservatism in Australia, or a continuous nation-building venture in Malaysia – the situations exhibit that particular social values and ideologies build nationwide citizenship curricula in Asian contexts even during this more and more globalized era.
This amazing number of case reviews of a various team of societies informs and enriches realizing of the advanced courting among citizenship schooling and the curriculum either locally and globally.
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In the future, citizenship education needs to support the nation state as well as recognise new global realities that are both economic and political in nature. Whether nation states are capable of reconstructing citizenship education remains an open question. The case studies to be reported in this book will provide part of the answer since they will show how different countries are travelling on this journey. Multiple realities and perspectives existing side by side are the hallmark of national and global living in the 21st century.
Each of these areas has a distinctive role highlighted by reform agendas across the region and in different ways the reform trends are often not consistent with the objectives of national citizenship education. The unique challenges of each will be discussed in turn. The Content of Citizenship Education During the last three decades of the twentieth century educators often made the case for global education or a globalised civic education to be part of citizenship education or even to replace traditional citizenship education programmes.
On the other hand, the emphasis on globalisation as the background of curriculum reform (which is not confined to citizenship reform) shows a clearer awareness of Hong Kong as an international city with an identity of its own. However, the global-local agenda in the Hong Kong curriculum is much more complicated than the apparently parallel emphasis of the two kinds of forces that shape its curriculum. The emphasis on the power of the nation state in defining citizenship in Hong Kong is certainly a demonstration of the nationalisation of the curriculum, but this does not necessarily mean localisation.