Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion: International Case Studies

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

EditorMaha Shuayb

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This book offers a critical analysis of the theories underpinning the current approaches and practices of social cohesion. The contributions examine the ethics and policy making of social cohesion, critiquing the nationalistic and economic driven objectives which dominate the field to propose a multi-dimensional approach underpinned by social justice and care. Exploring the challenges encountered by policy makers in reforming education to promote social cohesion, the book also tackles some of the main debates regarding the role of faith and private schools in hindering or promoting social cohesion and presents case studies from around the globe that demonstrate different countries' attempts to promote social cohesion. The book also investigates the effectiveness of some of the current approaches proposed to promote social cohesion including human right education and citizenship and history education.

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This book offers a critical analysis of the theories underpinning the current approaches and practices of social cohesion. The contributions examine the ethics and policy making of social cohesion, critiquing the nationalistic and economic driven objectives which dominate the field to propose a multi-dimensional approach underpinned by...

MAHA SHUAYB is a Fellow at the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK and a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Oxford, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.83 × 5.72 × 0.9 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023030026X

ISBN - 13:9780230300262

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; M.Shuayb
PART I: THE THEORY AND POLITICS OF SOCIAL COHESION
From Social Cohesion to Social Justice and Care in Education: Re-visiting the Theory and Practice; M.Shuayb
Education, Social Cohesion and Human Rights; H.Starkey
Multicultural Citizenship and Social Cohesion: Reflecting on the Case Study of England; D.Kiwan
The Historical Legacy and Political Implications of State and Sectarian Schools in Lebanon; M.Farha
Education for Social Cohesion in Lebanon: The Educational Reform Experiment in the Wake of the Lebanese War; M.Abou Assali
Education as a Basic Means in Building Societal Cohesion in Lebanon: An Unfinished Task; N.Frayha
Common School or Common System? R.Pring
PART II: MEANS FOR PROMOTING SOCIAL COHESION: EVIDENCE FROM THE FIELD
Building Social Inclusion and Community Cohesion: The Role of the Citizenship-rich School; T.Breslin
Current Models and Approaches to Social Cohesion in Secondary Schools in Lebanon; M.Shuayb
Civics Re-examined: The Gap Between Civic Education and Active Citizenship in Lebanon; B.Akar
Promoting a Rights-based Perspective in Initial Teacher Education; L.Jerome & A.McCallum
Achieving Social Cohesion in Europe through Education: A Success Story; R.García Carrión
School Linking as a means of Fostering Community Cohesion; S.Ali
The Power of Language: How Small Shifts in Language Create Big Shifts in Relationships and Behaviour: A Guide for Teachers, Students, Leaders and Parents; A.Asseily
Teaching and Learning History for Strengthening Reconciliation and Peace Building Process: Experience of the Council of Europe; T.Minkina-Milko
Conclusion; M.Shuayb
Index