By Joseph Zajda, Lynn Davies, Suzanne Majhanovich

This booklet severely examines equality, fairness and democracy in schooling, globally in addition to from numerous views. Globally, there are expanding arguments either for the democratization of schooling and for using schooling to advertise a democratic society. it really is argued that democratic colleges could larger arrange for lively citizenship and for a powerful civil society that are obvious to be the basis of a democratic nation. The booklet extra argues that whereas there are inspiring examples of faculties that have interaction in peace schooling or emancipatory pedagogy that paintings throughout quite a few ethnic or spiritual divides, on stability, the varieties, buildings, ideologies and reasons of formal schooling engage to make nationwide and overseas clash much more likely. Drawing upon fresh reports within the parts of fairness, entry and democracy in schooling, this quantity examines the final interaction among globalisation, democracy and results in schooling.

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It is an ‘in-your-face’ democracy – not just taking part, but the disposition to challenge. It is the democracy of the hand shooting up, the ‘excuse-me’ reflex, the outrage which goes with Oxfam’s definition of the global citizen. It is by definition non-linear, finding spaces for dissent, resilience and action. For education, interruptive democracy combines five elements: a basis in rights; the handling of identity and fear; the need for deliberation and dialogue; the need for creativity, play and humour, and the impetus for a defiant agency.

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While individual citizens are born, develop into maturity and die, the arguments can live on, across space and across generations. Is citizenship education less about being a good citizen and more about keeping an argument alive? Perhaps they are not mutually exclusive: being a good citizen is modelling a behaviour which contributes to the perpetuation of a discourse, in structuration terms. But it may be important not just to help old ladies or to use one’s vote, but to be able to argue persuasively for alternatives to war as effective ways of organising the world.

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