By Sigal R. Ben-Porath

Citizenship below Fire examines the connection between civic schooling, the tradition of conflict, and the hunt for peace. Drawing on examples from Israel and the U.S., Sigal Ben-Porath seeks to appreciate how principles approximately citizenship switch whilst a rustic is at struggle, and what educators can do to avoid one of the most damaging of those changes.

Perhaps the main worrisome one, Ben-Porath contends, is a turning out to be emphasis in colleges and in other places on social conformity, on tendentious instructing of background, and on drawing stark differences among them and us. As she writes, "The various features of citizenship in instances of struggle and peace upload as much as a contrast among belligerent citizenship, that is regular of democracies in wartime, and the liberal democratic citizenship that's attribute of extra peaceable democracies."

Ben-Porath examines how a number of theories of education--principally peace schooling, feminist schooling, and multicultural education--speak to the certain demanding situations of wartime. She argues that none of those theories are passable all alone theoretical phrases or could translate simply into perform. within the ultimate bankruptcy, she lays out her personal replacement theory--"expansive education"--which she believes holds out extra promise of widening the circles of participation in colleges, extending the scope of permissible debate, and diversifying the questions requested in regards to the evaluations voiced.

Show description

Read Online or Download Citizenship under Fire: Democratic Education in Times of Conflict PDF

Similar Civics Citizenship books

We The People: An Introduction to American Governmen

We the folk develops scholars’ political pondering abilities via its cutting edge adaptive software. This short application presents analytical instruments that sharpen and deepen scholars’ figuring out of yank politics, and helps them in learning the center thoughts of the path by means of studying how―not what―to take into consideration politics.

The Citizen’s Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States

The Citizen’s Almanac is a e-book constructed for brand spanking new citizens.  It contains info on U. S. civic background, rights and tasks of U. S. citizenship, biographical information on in demand foreign-born americans, landmark judgements of the ideally suited court docket, presidential speeches on citizenship, and a number of other of our founding files together with the assertion of Independence and the structure.

Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

The G. I. invoice fueled not just the improvement of the center classification: it additionally revitalized American democracy. american citizens who got here of age in the course of international warfare II joined fraternal teams and local and neighborhood firms and participated in politics at charges that made the postwar period the 20th century's civic "golden age.

Political Choice Matters: Explaining the Strength of Class and Religious Cleavages in Cross-National Perspective

Political selection concerns investigates the level to which category and faith impact occasion selection in modern democracies. instead of the commonly-assumed approach during which a weakening of social obstacles results in declining social divisions in political personal tastes, this book's basic message is that the availability of selections via events impacts the level of such divisions: for this reason, political selection concerns.

Additional info for Citizenship under Fire: Democratic Education in Times of Conflict

Show sample text content

Rated 4.18 of 5 – based on 37 votes