London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Between deliberative and critical citizenship education: reflections on theory and praxis

Author(s) Nikolakaki, M.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
Deliberation involves an extensive outreach effort to include marginalized, isolated, ignored groups in decisions, and to extensively document dissent, grounds for dissent, and future predictions of consequences of actions. It focuses as much on the process as the results. In this form it is a complete theory of civics. This paper sets out some of the important theoretical issues for the promotion of a deliberative citizenship. Second, it examines these in the context of education. These two foci highlight a direction for educators to promote a deliberative citizenship education in schools.

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