The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice

  • Andrew Peterson
  • Robert Hattam
  • Michalinos Zembylas
  • James Arthur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Education for Citizenship and Social Justice: Key Themes and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mary Lou Rasmussen, Rob Cover, Peter Aggleton, Daniel Marshall
      Pages 73-96
    3. Veronica M. H. Tawhai
      Pages 97-119
    4. Heidi Lourens, Emma Louise McKinney, Leslie Swartz
      Pages 121-141
    5. Liam Gearon
      Pages 205-228
  3. Country Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Andrew Peterson, Ian Davies
      Pages 369-389
    3. Ibrahima Diallo, Mohamed Embarki, Kaouthar Ben Abdallah
      Pages 391-409
    4. Brynja E. Halldórsdóttir, Ólafur Páll Jónsson, Berglind Rós Magnúsdóttir
      Pages 435-463
    5. Concepción Naval, Elena Arbués
      Pages 593-612
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 635-675

About this book


This state-of-the-art, comprehensive Handbook is the first of its kind to fully explore the interconnections between social justice and education for citizenship on an international scale. 

Various educational policies and practices are predicated on notions of social justice, yet each of these are explicitly or implicitly shaped by, and in turn themselves shape, particular notions of citizenship/education for citizenship. Showcasing current research and theories from a diverse range of perspectives and including chapters from internationally renowned scholars, this Handbook seeks to examine the philosophical, psychological, social, political, and cultural backgrounds, factors and contexts that are constitutive of contemporary research on education for citizenship and social justice and aims to analyse the transformative role of education regarding social justice issues. Split into two sections, the first contains chapters that
explore central issues relating to social justice and their interconnections to education for citizenship whilst the second contains chapters that explore issues of education for citizenship and social justice within the contexts of particular nations from around the world.

Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of Education, Sociology, Social Policy, Citizenship Studies and Political Science.

Andrew Peterson is Professor of Civic and Moral Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of South Australia. His latest book is Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia: Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives (co-edited with Libby Tudball).

Robert Hattam is Associate Pro
fessor in the School of Education, Associate Head of School: Research, Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Leader of the Pedagogies for Justice research group at the University of South Australia. He has been involved in numerous book projects with others including: Schooling for a Fair GoConnecting Lives and Learning, and Pedagogies for Reconciliation. He also has published a book entitled Awakening-Struggle: Towards a Buddhist Critical Theory

Michalinos Zembylas is Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus. He is also Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa. His latest book is titled Emotion and Traumatic Conflict: Re-claiming Healing in Education.

James Arthur is Professor of Education and Civic Eng
agement and Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has written numerous books and articles in the areas of history teaching, educational studies, citizenship and character education, and higher education and religion. He is the former Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies and advises the English government on character education.


Citizenship studies Democracy Education policy Civic education Social pedagogy education human rights social justice social science

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Peterson
    • 1
  • Robert Hattam
    • 2
  • Michalinos Zembylas
    • 3
  • James Arthur
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationCanterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Sch of Edu, Mawson Lakes CampusUniversity of South AustraliaMagillAustralia
  3. 3.Program of Educational StudiesOpen University of CyprusLatsiaCyprus
  4. 4.Jubilee Centre for Character and VirtuesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

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