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dc.contributor.authorDavids, Nuraan
dc.contributor.authorWaghid, Yusef
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T08:00:08Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T08:00:08Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationDavids, N., & Waghid, Y. (2012). Re-imagining democratic citizenship education: towards a culture of compassionate responsibility. Perspectives in Education: Rethinking citizenship and social justice in education: Special Issue, 30(4), 19-28.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3631
dc.description.abstractBenhabib (2002:134) maintains that, in order for individuals to become democratic citizens they need to be exposed to at least three inter-related elements: collective identity, privileges of membership, and social rights and benefits. Through exposure to these three inter-related items it is hoped that, by means of the teaching and learning of cultural, linguistic and religious commonalities and differences, a participatory climate of deliberation will emerge in which, ultimately, the rights of all people are recognised and respected (Waghid, 2010:198-199). After a decade of implementing liberal conceptions of democratic citizenship education in public schools in South Africa, questions need to be asked about its credibility and success. We commence this article by analysing the Department of Basic Education’s (DoBE, 2011) recently produced Building a culture of responsibility and humanity in our schools: A guide for teachers – a practical guide for teachers that can hopefully engender democratic citizenship education in public schools. Thereafter, in reference to a post-graduate teacher training programme at a South African university, we argue for a renewed and enhanced version of democratic citizenship education.en_ZA
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dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectEducationen_ZA
dc.subjectDemocracyen_ZA
dc.subjectCitizenshipen_ZA
dc.subjectCompassionen_ZA
dc.subjectResponsibilityen_ZA
dc.titleRe-imagining democratic citizenship education: towards a culture of compassionate responsibilityen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA


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