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ERIC Number: EJ773732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Teaching for Social Justice, Diversity, and Citizenship in a Global World
Banks, James A.
Educational Forum, The, v68 n4 p296-305 Sum 2004
Racial, ethnic, cultural, and language diversity is increasing in nation-states throughout the world because of worldwide immigration. The deepening ethnic diversity within nation-states and the quest by different groups for cultural recognition and rights are challenging assimilationist notions of citizenship and forcing nation-states to construct new conceptions of citizenship and citizenship education. A delicate balance of unity and diversity should be an essential goal of citizenship education in multicultural nation-states. Citizenship education should help students to develop thoughtful and clarified identifications with their cultural communities, nation-states, and the global community. It also should enable them to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to act to make the nation and the world more democratic and just. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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