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Global Trends in Civic and Citizenship Education: What are the Lessons for Nation States?

Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 10 Lo Ping Road, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Educ. Sci. 2012, 2(3), 121-135;
Received: 9 March 2012 / Revised: 9 April 2012 / Accepted: 12 June 2012 / Published: 27 June 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Civics and Citizenship in Its Global Context)
Civic and citizenship education is a component of the school curriculum in all nation states. The form it takes, its purposes and the way in which it is implemented differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The pressures of globalization in recent times have meant that citizenship has increasingly come to be seen in global terms brought about by processes such as transnational migration, the homogenization of cultural practices and the development of supranational groupings that often seem to challenge more local versions of citizenship. Despite these pressures, the key responsibility for citizenship continues to rest with nation states. This paper will review issues relating to a more globalized citizenship and outline the strategies that nation states might adopt to ensure they remain capable of creating an active and engaged citizenship. View Full-Text
Keywords: citizenship; civic education; globalization citizenship; civic education; globalization
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Kennedy, K.J. Global Trends in Civic and Citizenship Education: What are the Lessons for Nation States? Educ. Sci. 2012, 2, 121-135.

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