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ERIC Number: EJ908419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
The Ethic of Care in Globalized Societies: Implications for Citizenship Education
Zembylas, Michalinos
Ethics and Education, v5 n3 p233-245 Nov 2010
Illustrating the tensions and possibilities that the notion of the ethic of care as a democratic and citizenship issue may have in discourses of citizenship education in western states is the focus of this article. I first consider some theoretical debates on the definition of an ethic of care, especially in relation to issues of justice and (im)partiality. Then, I discuss the reconceptualization of care on the basis of two related but distinct themes: the reconciliation of justice and care, and the rethinking of citizenship. Following this, I lay out some implications for citizenship education and answer the question of what learning and teaching for/about a reconceptualized ethic of care can contribute to changing current perceptions of and actions towards immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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