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Examining the Citizenship Education in the UK from Perspective of Solidarity (Studies in Foreign Education; Vol. 46, No. 7)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Changchun | 2019 | p. 97-107
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 1006-7469
Author: 
Tang Kejun
Corporate author: 
Northeast Normal University
Region: 
Asia and the Pacific
Europe and North America
© 唐克军 2019

It is claimed to build a cohesive community in plural society because of diversity undermining social cohesion. According to communitarianism, the grounds of solidarity include shared values, loyalty and civic trust. Britain is seen as a plural society which made up of a diverse range of ethnicities, cultures nations and religions. So citizenship education are expected to place emphasis on promoting the fundamental British values national loyalty or patriotism and social trust in schools of the UK, which has caused a number of criticism. It is concluded from examining the approaches of citizenship education and its criticism that a cohesive society depends on an inclusive citizenship.

 

Files: 
Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Theme: 
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Higher education
Non-formal education

Keyword

Unity; Basic British values; Patriotism; Civic education