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Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education

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This book examines issues surrounding the nation-building processes and identity and citizenship education in the global culture. It explores the relationship between the State, globalization and the construction of cultural identity.

A major aim of Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross-cultural Perspectives is to present a global overview of selected scholarly research on global and comparative trends in dominant discourses of identity politics, and nation-building in comparative education research. It provides an easily accessible, practical, yet scholarly source of information about the international concern in the field of nati- building, identity and citizenship education. Above all, the book offers the latest findings on discourses surrounding national identity, nation-building, and citizenship education in the global culture. It offers a timely overview of current issues affecting the formation of social identity and citizenship education in the global culture. More than ever before, there is a need to understand and analyse both the intended and the unintended effects of globalisation and the forces of globalisation on nations, organisations, communities, educational institutions and individuals around the world. This is particularly relevant to the evolving and constantly cha- ing notions of nation-states, national identity, and citizenship education globally. Current global and comparative research demonstrates a rapidly changing world where citizens are experiencing a growing sense of alienation, uncertainty, and loss of moral purpose. In this stimulating and important book, the authors focus on discourses surrou- ing three major dimensions affecting the national identity, nation-building, and ci- zenship education debate in education and society: ideology, democracy, and human rights. These are among the most critical and significant dimensions defining and contextualising the processes surrounding the nation-building and identity.


This book examines issues surrounding the nation-building processes, and identity and citizenship education in the global culture, from various perspectives. Globally, there are increasing arguments both for the democratisation of education and for the use of education to promote a democratic society, based on equality, and social justice. It is argued that authentic and democratic schools could better prepare for active citizenship and for a strong civil society which are seen to be the foundation of a democratic state.

The book critiques the dominant discourses and debates pertaining to cultural identity, set against the current climate of growing social stratification and unequal access to quality education for all. It opens discourses related to globalisation and the state, and approaches to constructing national, ethnic and religious identities in the global culture. It explores the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the state, globalisation and the construction of cultural identity.


Part I: Main Trends and Issues in Identity and Citizenship Education. 1. Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship in the Global Culture; J. Zajda. 2. Identities and Diversified School Education; M. K. Okuma-Nyström. 3. Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship Education in South Africa: Defining a Nation in a Post-Colonial and Global Era; P. K. Kubow. 4. Cultural Identity and Civic Education in Eastern Europe: Results from the IEA Civic-Education Project; D. Oesterreich. 5. National Identity, Multiculturalism and Language Policies; S. Majhanovich. 6. Globalisation, Identity and Cultural Dynamics in a Multiethnic State: Multiculturalism in Australia; J. Smolicz, M. Secombe. Part II: Cultural Identity: Case Studies. 7. Jewish-Canadian Identity and Hebrew Language Learning in Montreal and Toronto: Belonging (or Not Belonging) in Diaspora; G. Feuerverger. 8. The Dialectic of Identity, Globalisation and Local Activism: Multicultural Education Policies in Japan; K. H. Okano. 9. Cultural Identity and the Transformation of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates: Intercultural Dimensions; D. Kirk, D. Napier. 10. Cultural Identities and Good Practises in Intercultural Education in Europe; E. Regnault. 11. Cultural Identity and Implementing a New Language-in-Education Policy in South African Schools; H. B. Holmarsdottir. 12. Schooling and the Formation of Identities in Modern Nepal; S. Carney, U. A. Madsen. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.


Titel: Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education
Untertitel: Cross Cultural Perspectives
EAN: 9789048181063
ISBN: 9048181062
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Anzahl Seiten: 212
Gewicht: 330g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T11mm
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009