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Politics in the VernacularNationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship$
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Will Kymlicka

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199240981.001.0001

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Education for Citizenship

Education for Citizenship

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(p.293) 16 Education for Citizenship
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Politics in the Vernacular
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Will Kymlicka (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199240981.003.0017

This chapter explores issues on citizenship education. It shows how liberal citizenship is more complicated than often realized, and why schools play a key role in educating children for citizenship. It considers three controversies in ethnoculturally diverse societies: whether citizenship education requires common schooling, whether the promotion of responsible citizenship requires the promotion of personal autonomy, and whether promoting a shared civic identity requires teaching both shared political values and specific national or cultural identities.

Keywords:   citizenship education, liberal citizenship, ethnocultural groups, national identity, cultural identity

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