Co-ordinator: Prof Kerry John KENNEDY 

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Website: http://www.eduhk.hk/cgc

Civic and citizenship education is a priority for all societies. It is concerned with the development of the next generation of citizens who wil have responsibility for the social and political processes that underpin the ways people interact and work together. School education plays an important role in this process but it is recognized that schools do not work in isolation from their communities and the values they represent. The  influence  of  peers  and  families  is  also  recognized  as  contributing  to  citizenship  development. Specifically, this area is designed to seek a better understanding of citizenship issues in different culural contexts, to expand that understanding with explicitly comparative studies, to move outside the  bounds of the formal structures of government and investigate the role of civil society in the development of citizenship  and  to  explore  the  theoretical  and  practical  issues  related  to  the  way  students  view  their citizenship responsibilities.

Specialized courses

  • International Perspectives on Citizenship Education
  • Critical Literature Review on Citizenship Education
  •  Researching Citizenship Education: Issues and Directions

Any aspect of the course (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.

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