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

By Sigal R. Ben-Porath

Citizenship below Fire examines the connection between civic schooling, the tradition of conflict, and the search for peace. Drawing on examples from Israel and the USA, Sigal Ben-Porath seeks to appreciate how principles approximately citizenship switch whilst a rustic is at warfare, and what educators can do to avoid probably the most damaging of those changes.

Perhaps the main worrisome one, Ben-Porath contends, is a growing to be emphasis in colleges and in different places on social conformity, on tendentious educating of historical past, and on drawing stark differences among them and us. As she writes, "The various features of citizenship in occasions of battle and peace upload as much as a contrast among belligerent citizenship, that is average of democracies in wartime, and the liberal democratic citizenship that's attribute of extra peaceable democracies."

Ben-Porath examines how a variety of theories of education--principally peace schooling, feminist schooling, and multicultural education--speak to the certain demanding situations of wartime. She argues that none of those theories are passable all alone theoretical phrases or may translate simply into perform. within the ultimate bankruptcy, she lays out her personal replacement theory--"expansive education"--which she believes holds out extra promise of widening the circles of participation in faculties, extending the scope of permissible debate, and diversifying the questions requested in regards to the critiques voiced.

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