This book explores the contemporary approaches to democratic citizenship and community based education. It provides a series of case studies and reflects on the lessons of national initiatives. The case studies include examples of active learning for active citizenship with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers as well as with anti-racist activists among more established communities. There are also case studies of programmes working with a range of women, people with disabilities and their carers, and with faith based organisations. The book goes on to look at these approaches in a wider context, looking at the potential for developing global dimensions to citizenship, in an increasingly globalised world.
Table of Contents
Introduction Section One: Themes, perspectives and approaches The Importance of being a Citizen 'Active Learning for Active Citizenship', Community Based Learning and Democratic Citizenship Competing perspectives, definitions and approaches Reflections on common themes emerging from previous citizenship education programmes Education for Citizenship: joining the dots Section Two: Active Learning for Active Citizenship: reflections from practice Active Learning for Active Citizenship (ALAC): origins and approaches Learning from the ALAC hubs Empowering refugees and asylum seekers in South Yorkshire Borders, Glass Floors and anti-racist Popular Adult Education Constructed Conversation: The Lincolnshire Active Learning Approach The 5 Cs: Confident, Challenging, Co-operative, Constructive and Critical Women: IMPACT: Women Active in Community and Public Life Enabling people with disabilities and other service users to 'speak up'; enabling public service providers to listen Community Leadership and Active Citizenship across the city Accrediting community-based active learning: building progression pathways Section Three: The wider context Putting the learning into citizenship Re-viewing the Active Learning for Active Citizenship Model Looking backwards, looking forwards - and looking outwards, in the context of globalisation
Marjorie Mayo is professor in Community Development at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement, Goldsmiths, University of London John Annette is and Pro Vice Master for Lifelong Learning and Engagement at Birkbeck, University of London where he is also a Professor of Citizenship and Lifelong Learning.