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Taking Part? Active Learning for Active Citizenship

Taking Part? Active Learning for Active Citizenship

John Annette, Marjorie Mayo

February 2010
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This book explores the contemporary approaches to democratic citizenship and community-based education. It provides a series of case studies and reflects on the lessons of national initiatives. The case studies include examples of active learning for active citizenship with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers as well as with anti-racist activists among more established communities. There are also case studies of programmes working with a range of women, people with disabilities and their carers, and with faith based organisations. The book goes on to look at these approaches in a wider context, looking at the potential for developing global dimensions to citizenship, in an increasingly globalised world.

"I found much of the work reported in this book inspiring. ... maintains a high standard throughout." (Tom Bourner, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning)



Introduction (John Annette and Marjorie Mayo)

Section 1: Themes, Perspectives and approaches
Chapter 1:The importance of being a citizen (HenryTam)
Chapter 2: ‘Active Learning for Active Citizenship’: community-based learning and democratic citizenship (John Annette)
Chapter 3: Competing perspectives, definitions and approaches (Marjorie Mayo)
Chapter 4: From citizenship-rich schools to citizenship-rich communities: lessons from the classroom and beyond (Tony Breslin)
Chapter 5: Education for citizenship: joining the dots (John Potter)

Section 2: Active Learning For Active Citizenship: Reflections From Practice
Chapter 6: Active Learning for Active Citizenship (ALAC): origins and approaches (Val Woodward)
Chapter 7: Learning from the ALAC hubs (Alison Rooke)
Chapter 8: Proving a point: effective social, political and citizenship education in SouthYorkshire (Ted Hartley)
Chapter 9: Borders, glass floors and anti-racist popular adult education (John Grayson)
Chapter 10: Constructed conversation: the Lincolnshire active learning approach (Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek and Rebecca Herron)
Chapter 11: The five Cs: Confident, Challenging, Co-operative, Constructive and Critical women
IMPACT: women active in community and public life 186 (Jill Bedford, Sue Gorbing and Sal Hampson)
Chapter 12: Enabling people with disabilities and other service users to ‘speak up’; enabling public service providers to listen (Peter Mangan with Gabi Recknagel and Lyndy Pooley)
Chapter 13: Community leadership and active citizenship across the city (John Annette, Hament Patel and Razia Shariff)
Chapter 14: Accrediting community-based active learning: building progression pathways (Carol Packham)

Section 3: The Wider Context
Chapter 15: Putting the learning into citizenship (Juliet Merrifield)
Chapter 16: Reviewing the ALAC model (Rennie Johnston)
Chapter 17: Looking backwards, looking forwards – and looking outwards, in the context of globalisation (Marjorie Mayo)

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