By Kerry J. Kennedy (auth.), David L. Grossman, Wing On Lee, Kerry J. Kennedy (eds.)
Based on case reports of eleven societies within the world’s such a lot dynamic quarter, this booklet signs a brand new course of research on the intersection of citizenship schooling and the curriculum. Following their winning quantity, Citizenship schooling in Asia and the Pacific: innovations and matters (published as No. 14 during this series), the editors, commonly considered as leaders within the box within the Asia-Pacific area, have long gone past extensive citizenship schooling frameworks to ascertain the realities, tensions and pressures that effect the formation of the citizenship curriculum. bankruptcy authors from varied societies have addressed basic questions: (1) how is citizenship schooling featured within the present curriculum reform time table when it comes to either coverage contexts and values; and (2) to what volume do the reforms in citizenship schooling mirror present debates in the society? From comparative research of those eleven case stories the editors have discovered a fancy photo of curriculum reform that shows deep tensions among international and native agendas. On one hand, there's vast proof of an more and more universal coverage rhetoric within the debates approximately citizenship schooling. at the different, it really is obvious that this discourse doesn't unavoidably expand to citizenship curriculum, which in such a lot areas remains to be developed in line with special social, political and cultural contexts. even if the focal point is on Islamic values in Pakistan, an rising discourse approximately chinese language ‘democracy’, a nostalgic conservatism in Australia, or a continual nation-building venture in Malaysia – the situations express that particular social values and ideologies build nationwide citizenship curricula in Asian contexts even during this more and more globalized era.
This outstanding selection of case experiences of a various team of societies informs and enriches figuring out of the advanced dating among citizenship schooling and the curriculum either locally and globally.
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However, as compared to national identity, facing up to the challenges of globalisation seems to be a more compelling theme and/or justification for curriculum reform. For example, the Curriculum Development Council’s Learning to Learn document is prefaced by a strong reference to the need for developing global awareness. In its opening paragraph of the first chapter, the Chairman of the Curriculum Development Council says: To cope with the challenges of the 21st Century, education in Hong Kong must keep abreast of the global trends and students have to empower themselves to learn beyond the confines of the classroom.
Ii The Education Index is defined by the United Nations Development Programme as “(an) index [that] measures a country’s relative achievement in both adult literacy and combined primary, secondary and tertiary gross enrolment. First, an index for adult literacy and one for combined gross enrolment are calculated. ” (United Nations Development Programme, 2005) East Asia 2 The Development of Citizenship Education Curriculum in Hong Kong after 1997: Tensions between National Identity and Global Citizenship Wing On LEE Background The Hong Kong education system has experienced dramatic changes in the periods before and since its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
The case studies to be reported in this book will provide part of the answer since they will show how different countries are travelling on this journey. Multiple realities and perspectives existing side by side are the hallmark of national and global living in the 21st century. A key issue for politicians and policy-makers is whether they can construct citizenship education in the same way or whether the traditions of national citizenship education will continue to hold sway in these uncertain and unpredictable times.