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ERIC Number: EJ939725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Higher Education and Critical Citizenship: A Survey of Academics' Views in Scotland and England
Paterson, Lindsay; Bond, Ross
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v13 n2 p205-232 2005
The views of academics in England and Scotland on developing critical citizenship among their students were investigated using a combination of survey data and interviews. Academics in Scotland and England had different views about the role of critical citizenship. In Scotland, the most civic interpretation of these capacities tended to be held by those who were most distanced from a British identity. These views in Scotland were held also by academics who had come from outside the United Kingdom, in contrast to academics of similar origin in England. In England, those who would encourage a civic commitment among their students saw this as coming about through the kinds of careers on which they would embark, rather than through their role as citizens. Despite this contrast, none of the interviewees in Scotland chose to link their civic views to the new Scottish parliament or to any project of renewing Scottish democracy. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)