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ERIC Number: EJ1117471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
An Education of Shared Fates: Recasting Citizenship Education
DesRoches, Sarah J.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v35 n6 p537-549 Nov 2016
In this paper I explore how citizenship education might position students as always/everywhere political to diminish the pervasive belief that one either is or is not a "political person." By focusing on how liberal and radical democracy are both necessary frameworks for engaging with issues of power, I address how we might reframe citizenship education to highlight the ubiquity of politics, offering a deepened sense of democracy. This reframing of citizenship education entails highlighting how liberalism and radical democracy are mutually reinforcing when it comes to illustrating political life as entangled in power relations. My argument centers on Sigal Ben-Porath's ("Edu Theory," 62(4):381-395, 2012) concept of shared fate as a frame for citizenship education. In this model, students are habituated into thinking of democracy as an "enduring pluralism" in which their fates are connected to that of their fellow citizens. In this paper I recast shared fate education in the singular to an education of shared fates in the plural. By doing so I theorize how citizenship education might construct citizenship as relational, emotional, embedded in power, and uncomfortable.
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Language: English
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