Civility and Democratic Education

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Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages73
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-15-1014-4
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-1013-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

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

Keywords

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