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ERIC Number: EJ956944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Citizenship Education in Post-Conflict Contexts: A Review of the Literature
Quaynor, Laura J.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v7 n1 p33-57 Mar 2012
In recent years, citizenship education has been the subject of much international attention, including two major cross-national studies. However, few reviews of civic education scholarship include research from post-conflict societies. This omission is notable because post-conflict situations offer distinct challenges to instilling both democratic norms and a sense of social cohesion to ensure democracy and social justice in the future. This paper seeks to address this need, providing a review of research on citizenship education in post-conflict contexts published in English-language journals in order to delineate similarities and differences across such contexts. Findings common to many studies on citizenship education in post-conflict countries include the avoidance of controversial issues, the unique role of ethnicity, a lack of trust in political parties and authoritarianism. Some studies also reported a movement towards global or regional identities and student desire for active citizenship education. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Colombia; Croatia; Cyprus; Guatemala; Indonesia; Kosovo; Laos; Lebanon; Mozambique; Peru; Rwanda; South Africa; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)