A History of Education for Citizenship by Derek Heater

By Derek Heater

During this exact exam of schooling for citizenship, Derek Heater covers and a part millennia of heritage encompassing each continent. schooling for citizenship is taken into account from its classical origins via to principles of global citizenship and multiculturalism that are appropriate this present day. The ebook finds the constants of factors, regulations, thoughts and practices during this box and the variables made up our minds via political, social and fiscal conditions, which in flip illustrate the explanations in the back of schooling for citizenship today.Sections coated include:* Classical origins* The age of rebellions and revolutions* schooling for liberal democracy* Totalitarianism and transitions* a number of citizenship education.A heritage of schooling for Citizenship might be of curiosity to lecturers and scholars of citizenship, rather these interested by citizenship schooling. it's going to even be of curiosity to these operating within the box of politics of schooling and historical past of schooling.

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In addition, the Church was conscripted as a partner in the civic enterprise, asserting the cardinal importance of community harmony. Clerics purveyed the message in the schoolrooms, from the pulpit and during the magnificent and popular municipal pageants and festivals which were, in all probability, the most effective method of civic propaganda. These festivals, based on a kind of civic religion, are typical of the ‘civic’ or ‘classical republican’ style of citizenship as practised in Greece and Rome.

Why in France, as at Lacedemon and Athens and in China, should our colleges not become schools of patriotism? For the king and for France are two sentiments that education should unite and incorporate, so to speak, in the hearts of French youth as they are in the national constitution. (quoted Palmer 1985: 56) From an obscure priest to the most famous of all eighteenth-century writers on politics and education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Although Rousseau was a most distinguished and influential theorist of citizenship and education, he had, paradoxically, little in detail to say about the teaching of citizenship.

The parlementaires decreed that the Society’s doctrines were ‘injurious to Christian morals, pernicious to civil society, seditious, a challenge to the rights of the nation and royal authority’ . . and more to that effect (quoted Cobban 1957: 86–7). The king had little option but to issue an edict abolishing the Society in France. One of the most significant consequences was that the Jesuit fathers were lost to the teaching profession and their places were taken by members of other Orders, mainly the Oratorians, and some lay teachers.

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