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Palgrave Macmillan

Civic Pedagogies in Higher Education

Teaching for Democracy in Europe, Canada and the USA

ISBN 9781137355584
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy

In this text, university teachers from Eastern Europe, Western Europe and North America report on their efforts to prepare students for engaged democratic citizenship. Their case studies illustrate methods employed to prepare citizens for meaningful participation in democracies, whether long-standing, young or emerging. The contributors describe their approaches in detail, reflecting on the philosophical and pedagogical considerations being employed, as well as exploring models of experiential service-learning, action research, and other curricular innovations. Stakeholders are encouraged to replicate, modify or entirely recast the ideas presented, in the interest of building capacity within their institutions, peers and partners to realize and maintain the promise of democracy.

Jason Laker is Professor and Department Chair in the Faculty of Education at San José State University in California, USA. He has previously published Masculinities in Higher Education (co-edited with T. Davis).

Concepción Naval is Dean of the School of Education and Psychology at the University of Navarra, Spain. 

Kornelija Mrnjaus is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. 

Civic Pedagogies in Higher Education: Teaching for Democracy in Europe, Canada and the USA; Jason Laker, Kornelija Mrnjaus and Concepción Naval

1. Human Rights Education through Study Visits of Human Rights Institutions; Peter G. Kirchschlaeger

2. Building Community in the Silicon Valley; Dayana Salazar and Melinda Jackson

3. Negotiating Change in Romanian Tertiary Education: Volunteering and Democratic Citizenship; Maria-Carmen Pantea

4. Democratic Citizenship and the University Curriculum: Three Initiatives in England; Tristan McCowan

5. Standing on Guard? History, Identity, and the Quandaries of Citizenship Education in Canada; Jane G. V. McGaughey

6. Student Designed Deliberative Forums as a Pedagogical Method; Alex Sager

7. Learning to Participate: International Experiences of Service-Learning and Community Service Programs; Concepción Naval, Carolina Ugarte, Arantzazu Martínez-Odria

8. The Personal is Pedagogical: A Microcosmic Conversation on Democratic Education; Jason A. Laker, Minna Holopainen and Lorri Capizzi

Tristan McCowan, University of London, UK

Jane G. V. McGaughey, Concordia University, Canada

Carolina Ugarte, University of Navarra, Spain

Arantzazu Martínez-Odría, University of Navarra, Spain

Maria-Carmen Pantea, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania

Alex Sager, Portland State University, USA

Dayana Salazar, San José State University, USA

Melinda Jackson, San José State University, USA

Peter G. Kirchschlaeger, University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland Lucerne

Minna J. Holopainen, San José State University, USA

Lorri Capizzi, San José State University, USA


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