Civility and democratic education

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This book explores how and why civility contributes to a vibrant democratic society, and how it can be fostered and cultivated as a key part of democratic education. It suggests that civility only makes sense as a civic virtue if it is conceived in relation to civic friendship, concord and fellow-feeling. This book offers a timely snapshot of civility as a pressing, yet enduring, concern in democratic life and education. It elucidates a virtue-based conceptualization of civility and its place within democratic education, and makes use of real-life examples and cases to illustrate its arguments and to engage a range of readers. In short, this book is interested in what civility is and how schools can and do cultivate civility.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages73
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-1014-4
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-1013-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Education
ISSN (Print)2211-1921
ISSN (Electronic)2211-193X
NameSpringerBriefs in Citizenship Education for the 21st Century
ISSN (Print)2524-8480


  • Civility in school, moral education, civic and citizenship education, civility for democratic Education, civic friendship, civil deliberation, incivility, civic virtue, democratic virtue