The Child, the Pupil, the Citizen: Outlines and Perspectives of a Critical Theory of Citizenship Education

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In 2014 the English National Curricula for primary and secondary schools was heavily criticised for failing to value pupils’ understanding of concepts such as rights, responsibilities and the changing nature of democracy. In 2015 the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework confirmed a teacher-centred approach, launching the idea of education in British values. In the EYFS, values such as cooperation, freedom, responsibility are presented as social skills to be learnt. Through a critical review of the curricula, this contribution challenges the pedagogical model where citizenship is to be transmitted from the adult to the child unidirectionally, in a form where citizens are manufactured. The case for an educational recognition of citizenship as a practice embedded in the day-to-day reality of children as citizens in the present is advanced
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheorising Childhood
Subtitle of host publication Citizenship, Rights, and Participation
EditorsClaudio Baraldi, Tom Cockburn
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Chapter9
Pages187-213
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-72673-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-72672-4
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Mar 2018

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NameStudies in Childhood and Youth
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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Farini, F. (2018). The Child, the Pupil, the Citizen: Outlines and Perspectives of a Critical Theory of Citizenship Education. In C. Baraldi, & T. Cockburn (Eds.), Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Rights, and Participation (pp. 187-213). (Studies in Childhood and Youth). London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72673-1_9
Farini, Federico. / The Child, the Pupil, the Citizen: Outlines and Perspectives of a Critical Theory of Citizenship Education. Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Rights, and Participation. editor / Claudio Baraldi ; Tom Cockburn. London : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. pp. 187-213 (Studies in Childhood and Youth).
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Farini, F 2018, The Child, the Pupil, the Citizen: Outlines and Perspectives of a Critical Theory of Citizenship Education. in C Baraldi & T Cockburn (eds), Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Rights, and Participation. Studies in Childhood and Youth, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, pp. 187-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72673-1_9

The Child, the Pupil, the Citizen: Outlines and Perspectives of a Critical Theory of Citizenship Education. / Farini, Federico.

Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Rights, and Participation. ed. / Claudio Baraldi; Tom Cockburn. London : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2018. p. 187-213 (Studies in Childhood and Youth).

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Farini F. The Child, the Pupil, the Citizen: Outlines and Perspectives of a Critical Theory of Citizenship Education. In Baraldi C, Cockburn T, editors, Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Rights, and Participation. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2018. p. 187-213. (Studies in Childhood and Youth). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72673-1_9