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ERIC Number: EJ814814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
Cultivating Citizenship: Paradox and Possibility in a Multicultural Society
Pun, Shuk-han
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v1 n2 p211-228 Jun 2007
This paper re-conceptualizes the relationship between the citizens and the state in view of praxes, dilemmas and contradictions found in modern multicultural societies. The new concept of citizenship is construed through a joint project for the state and human service professionals designated as organic intellectuals within a Gramscian framework in cultivating citizenship in a multicultural society. Citizenship is possible if it is to be pursued as rationality and ideology by state efforts, citizenship education through practice and a civic culture created through reflective professionalism. As differences are no longer found threatening or threatened, a sense of common citizenship can help enhance the capacity of individuals, social groups and society as a whole to meet challenges posed by globalization in enhancing human welfare and social justice within and across the boundaries of modern states.
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Language: English
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