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ERIC Number: EJ1075922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Citizenship Discourses: Production and Curriculum
Olson, Maria; Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Nicoll, Katherine
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n7 p1036-1053 2015
This paper explores citizenship discourses empirically through upper secondary school student's understandings, as these emerge in and through their everyday experiences. Drawing on a post-structuralist theorisation inspired by the work of Michel Foucault, a discourse analysis of data from interviews with students is carried out. This analysis characterises three discourses of the active citizen--a knowledgeable citizen, a responsive and holistic citizen, and a self-responsible "free" citizen. The analysis raises questions over the implications of contemporary efforts for the intensification of standardising forces through citizenship education. It also stresses the notion that engaging students actively does always also involve discourses other than those stressed through the curriculum, which nurtures the body and nerve of democracy itself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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