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ERIC Number: EJ1047262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Moving beyond Idealistically Narrow Discourses in Citizenship Education
Fischman, Gustavo E.; Haas, Eric
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n3 p387-402 2014
The main goal of this article is to provide conceptual guidelines to move the pedagogical debate in the field of citizenship education beyond idealistically narrow models. We begin by providing an overview of key shortcomings presented in most citizenship education programs, specifically in the United States of America. The second section presents the conceptual perspective of embodied cognition to discuss the prevalent metaphors and prototypes related to the notion of "the nation as a family" commonly used in understanding citizenship education. The third and final section concludes with a set of suggestions for reconceptualizing the field of citizenship education using the tools of embodied cognition.
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Language: English
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