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Citizenship under Fire : Democratic Education in Times of Conflict / Sigal R. Ben-Porath.

Author/Creator:
Ben-Porath, Sigal R., author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2009]
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Book
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Course Book
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Citizenship under Fire examines the relationship among civic education, the culture of war, and the quest for peace. Drawing on examples from Israel and the United States, Sigal Ben-Porath seeks to understand how ideas about citizenship change when a country is at war, and what educators can do to prevent some of the most harmful of these changes. Perhaps the most worrisome one, Ben-Porath contends, is a growing emphasis in schools and elsewhere on social conformity, on tendentious teaching of history, and on drawing stark distinctions between them and us. As she writes, "The varying characteristics of citizenship in times of war and peace add up to a distinction between belligerent citizenship, which is typical of democracies in wartime, and the liberal democratic citizenship that is characteristic of more peaceful democracies." Ben-Porath examines how various theories of education--principally peace education, feminist education, and multicultural education--speak to the distinctive challenges of wartime. She argues that none of these theories are satisfactory on their own theoretical terms or would translate easily into practice. In the final chapter, she lays out her own alternative theory--"expansive education"--which she believes holds out more promise of widening the circles of participation in schools, extending the scope of permissible debate, and diversifying the questions asked about the opinions voiced.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Citizenship in Wartime
Chapter 2. Education as War by Other Means
Chapter 3. Peace Education: Anger Management and Care for the Earth
Chapter 4. Feminist Contributions to Expansive Education
Chapter 5. Multicultural Education: Acknowledgment and Forgiveness
Chapter 6. Expansive Education
Notes
Index
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Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400827183
OCLC:
979881591
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400827183 doi
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