Part I: Main Trends and Issues in Identity and Citizenship Education.
1. Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship in the Global Culture; J. Zajda. 2. Identities and Diversified School Education; M. K. Okuma-Nyström. 3. Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship Education in South Africa: Defining a Nation in a Post-Colonial and Global Era; P. K. Kubow. 4. Cultural Identity and Civic Education in Eastern Europe: Results from the IEA Civic-Education Project; D. Oesterreich. 5. National Identity, Multiculturalism and Language Policies; S. Majhanovich. 6. Globalisation, Identity and Cultural Dynamics in a Multiethnic State: Multiculturalism in Australia; J. Smolicz, M. Secombe. Part II: Cultural Identity: Case Studies.
7. Jewish-Canadian Identity and Hebrew Language Learning in Montreal and Toronto: Belonging (or Not Belonging) in Diaspora; G. Feuerverger. 8. The Dialectic of Identity, Globalisation and Local Activism: Multicultural Education Policies in Japan; K. H. Okano. 9. Cultural Identity and the Transformation of Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates: Intercultural Dimensions; D. Kirk, D. Napier. 10. Cultural Identities and Good Practises in Intercultural Education in Europe; E. Regnault. 11. Cultural Identity and Implementing a New Language-in-Education Policy in South African Schools; H. B. Holmarsdottir. 12. Schooling and the Formation of Identities in Modern Nepal; S. Carney, U. A. Madsen. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.
A major aim of Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross-cultural Perspectives is to present a global overview of selected scholarly research on global and comparative trends in dominant discourses of identity politics, and nation-building in comparative education research. It provides an easily accessible, practical, yet scholarly source of information about the international concern in the field of nati- building, identity and citizenship education. Above all, the book offers the latest findings on discourses surrounding national identity, nation-building, and citizenship education in the global culture. It offers a timely overview of current issues affecting the formation of social identity and citizenship education in the global culture. More than ever before, there is a need to understand and analyse both the intended and the unintended effects of globalisation and the forces of globalisation on nations, organisations, communities, educational institutions and individuals around the world. This is particularly relevant to the evolving and constantly cha- ing notions of nation-states, national identity, and citizenship education globally. Current global and comparative research demonstrates a rapidly changing world where citizens are experiencing a growing sense of alienation, uncertainty, and loss of moral purpose. In this stimulating and important book, the authors focus on discourses surrou- ing three major dimensions affecting the national identity, nation-building, and ci- zenship education debate in education and society: ideology, democracy, and human rights. These are among the most critical and significant dimensions defining and contextualising the processes surrounding the nation-building and identity.
Explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research of globalisation, access and democracy in education
Examines central discourses surrounding the debate of democracy, access and equity in schooling globally
Illustrates how the relationship between globalisation, democracy and education policy affects current models and trends in schooling globally
Demonstrates ideological imperatives of globalization and its impact on democracy and equality
Evaluates the ambivalent and problematic relationship between the State, education reforms and outcomes in education globally