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Patriotism and Citizenship Education

Bruce Haynes (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-2285-9
136 pages
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Seven authors describe the controversial nature of patriotism and citizenship education in their country, basing their account and recommendations upon their philosophical understanding of education and schooling.
  • Offers differing national perspectives on patriotism across the United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and England
  • Discusses varying accounts of how patriotism and citizenship education should be handled as part of the school curriculum
  • Provides crucial insights into how schools handle social and political demands on controversial topics
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Foreword (Michael A. Peters).

Introduction (Bruce Haynes).

1 Patriotism, History and the Legitimate Aims of American Education (Michael S. Merry).

2 Patriotism and Democratic Citizenship Education in South Africa: On the (im) possibility of reconciliation and nation building (Yusef Waghid).

3 A New Patriotism? Neoliberalism, citizenship and tertiary education in New Zealand (Peter Roberts).

4 History Teaching for Patriotic Citizenship in Australia (Bruce Haynes).

5 The Debate on Patriotic Education in Post-World War II Japan (Kanako Ide).

6 Patriotism in British Schools: Principles, practices and press hysteria (Michael Hand & Joanne Pearce)

7 Education for World Citizenship: Beyond national allegiance (Muna Golmohamad).


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Author Information

Bruce Haynes is a retired teacher educator having worked at Edith Cowan University for 35 years. He is a past-President and Fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Fellow of the Philosophy of Education Society, Life Member of the History Teachers Association of Western Australia, and in his twentieth year as Editor of the Australian Journal of Teacher Education.
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