Audrey Osler and Hugh Starkey (2005)
Changing Citizenship: Democracy and Inclusion in Education
Maidenhead : Open University Press
How can citizenship in schools meet the needs of learners in multicultural and globalized communities?
Can schools resolve the tensions between demands for effective discipline and pressures to be more inclusive?
Educators, politicians and the media are using the concept of citizenship in new contexts and giving it new meanings. Citizenship can serve to unite a diverse population, or to marginalise and exclude. With the introduction of citizenship in school curricula, there is an urgent need for developing the concept of cosmopolitan and inclusive citizenship.
Changing Citizenship supports educators in understanding the links between global change and the everyday realities of teachers and learners. It explores the role that schools can play in creating a new vision of citizenship for multicultural democracies.