Citizenship education and multiculturalism

David Archard*

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States need citizens and citizens are created, not born. States can only survive if they have a citizenry adequate to their nature and ends, and education is the principal tool for the creation of citizens. Thus, education is a 'program for social survival' (Walzer, 1983, p. 197). Further, as Michael Walzer adds, education 'is always relative to the society for which it is designed'. Here Walzer selfconsciously follows Aristotle, who observed:The citizen should be moulded to suit the fonn of government under which he lives. For each government has a peculiar character which originally fonned and which continues to preserve it. (Aristotle, The Politics, 1337," 10-19).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation for Democratic Citizenship
Subtitle of host publicationIssues of Theory and Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351941570
ISBN (Print)0754639592, 9780754639596
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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