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ERIC Number: EJ877184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-0958-5176
Towards a Framework for Critical Citizenship Education
Johnson, Laura; Morris, Paul
Curriculum Journal, v21 n1 p77-96 Mar 2010
Increasingly, countries around the world are promoting forms of "critical" citizenship in the planned curricula of schools. However, the intended meaning behind this term varies markedly and can range from a set of abstract and technical skills under the label "critical thinking" to a desire to encourage engagement, action and political emancipation, often labeled "critical pedagogy". This article distinguishes these manifestations of the "critical" and, based on an analysis of the prevailing models of critical pedagogy and citizenship education, develops a conceptual framework for analysing and comparing the nature of critical citizenship. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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