575
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      scite_
       
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Citizenship education in Denmark: reinventing the nation and/or conducting multiculturalism(s)?

      research-article
      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION, IDENTITY POLITICS, MULTICULTURALISM(S), POLICY DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
      Bookmark

            Abstract

            Article & 2008 In 2007 the concept of citizenship was officially incorporated into teacher education in Denmark, as part of a compulsory subject called 'Christianity studies, life enlightenment, and citizenship'. Thus, at least to some extent, the notion of citizenship is expected to find its way into the educational and political vocabulary of future teachers and pupils/students of the Danish educational system, and probably into the public discussions about the meaning of democratic education in general. The subject itself is only described in very general terms within the legal framework. In order to understand the meaning and purpose of the new subject it is necessary to position it within a broader discourse of citizenship education, as it has been launched by the Danish nation state since 1999. First, citizenship education seems to be exclusively about responding to cultural diversity; secondly, articulated as part of a nation state driven strategy of the sociocultural integration of foreigners, migrants and ethnic minorities. From this follow the questions: What does integration mean, and integration into what? I will make use of four different versions of multiculturalism as my analytical framework – assimilationism, cosmopolitanism, fragmented pluralism, interactive pluralism, and pointing to the fact that the first seems to be the hegemonic understanding of the purpose of citizenship education.

            Content

            Author and article information

            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 March 2008
            : 6
            : 1
            : 59-69
            Article
            1474-8460(20080301)6:1L.59;1- s8.phd /ioep/clre/2008/00000006/00000001/art00008
            10.1080/14748460801889902
            399c56a5-e608-42bf-b3af-18b3a1ee2da2
            Copyright @ 2008
            History
            Categories
            Articles

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION,POLICY DISCOURSE ANALYSIS,MULTICULTURALISM(S),IDENTITY POLITICS

            Comments

            Comment on this article