David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (3):341 - 358 (2005)
We suggest that there is a need for those who seek to explore issues associated with the implementation of citizenship education in England to clarify its specific nature. This can be done, at least in part, through a process of comparison. To that end we review some of the connections and disjunctions between 'character education' and 'citizenship education'. We argue, drawing from US and UK literature but focusing our attention on contexts and issues in England, that there are indeed some broad areas of overlap between these two fields. Citizens should be of 'good' character and the educational initiatives that we consider both emerge from a concern about current trends in society. However, we suggest that the overlaps with citizenship education principally apply when character education is drawn very broadly. When we examine a particular approach to character education that is often US-based, and titled as 'citizenship', we note many contrasts with citizenship education as formulated in the National Curriculum for England. We suggest that citizenship educators in England need to interpret claims about the similarity between these two fields with caution, or meanings that apply to both character education and citizenship education will be distorted.
|Keywords||citizenship education character implementation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ian Davies, Mark Evans & Alan Reid (2005). Globalising Citizenship Education? A Critique of 'Global Education' and 'Citizenship Education'. British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (1):66 - 89.
Thomas Lickona (1996). Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education. Journal of Moral Education 25 (1):93-100.
Gary Clemitshaw (2010). Citizenship Without History? Knowledge, Skills and Values in Citizenship Education. Ethics and Education 3 (2):135-147.
John Annette (2005). Character, Civic Renewal and Service Learning for Democratic Citizenship in Higher Education. British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (3):326 - 340.
T. H. McLaughlin (1992). Citizenship, Diversity and Education: A Philosophical Perspective. Journal of Moral Education 21 (3):235-250.
David Carr (2006). The Moral Roots of Citizenship: Reconciling Principle and Character in Citizenship Education. Journal of Moral Education 35 (4):443-456.
Wolfgang Althof & Marvin Berkowitz* (2006). Moral Education and Character Education: Their Relationship and Roles in Citizenship Education. Journal of Moral Education 35 (4):495-518.
Michalinos Zembylas (2010). The Ethic of Care in Globalized Societies: Implications for Citizenship Education. Ethics and Education 5 (3):233 - 245.
Bernard Crick (2007). Citizenship: The Political and the Democratic. British Journal of Educational Studies 55 (3):235 - 248.
James Arthur (2005). The Re-Emergence of Character Education in British Education Policy. British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (3):239 - 254.
Alistair Ross (2007). Multiple Identities and Education for Active Citizenship. British Journal of Educational Studies 55 (3):286 - 303.
Murray Print (2007). Citizenship Education and Youth Participation in Democracy. British Journal of Educational Studies 55 (3):325 - 345.
Kudzai Pfuwai Matereke (2012). 'Whipping Into Line': The Dual Crisis of Education and Citizenship in Postcolonial Zimbabwe. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s2):84-99.
Joyce E. Bellous (2009). J. Russell, How Children Become Moral Selves: Building Character and Promoting Citizenship in Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (2):189-192.
Tatiana Golikova (2012). Re-Shaping Education for Citizenship: Democratic National Citizenship in Hong Kong. Journal of Moral Education 42 (2):263-265.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads13 ( #174,287 of 1,696,808 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #96,298 of 1,696,808 )
How can I increase my downloads?