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Mikael Sundström

Mikael Sundström

Senior lecturer

Mikael Sundström

Citizenship education and diversity in liberal societies – theory and policy in a comparative perspective

Author

  • Mikael Sundström
  • Christian Fernández

Summary, in English

Citizenship education is a popular and contested phenomenon in liberal democratic societies. It is difficult to imagine a school system that does not contribute to the preservation and improvement of society through education of democratic, responsible and tolerant citizens. On the contrary, the execution of such education is full of caveats, controversy and resistance. This special issue examines the inherent tensions of citizenship education in a variety of national contexts (France, England, Sweden and Quebec) and from several theoretical and empirical perspectives. In this introductory article, we present an overview of the debates on citizenship education in academia and the media and propose a conceptual framework for the categorisation and comparison of the diversity of practices that relate to citizenship education. This model is then used to guide a brief presentation of the remaining articles in the special issue.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Publication/Series

Education, Citizenship and Social Justice

Volume

8

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Political Science

Status

Published

Research group

  • Politisk teori och metod

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1746-1987