SpringerBriefs in Citizenship Education for the 21st Century

Civility and Democratic Education

Authors: Peterson, Andrew

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  • Offers a developed conceptual analysis of civility and its imperatives and implications for education
  • Advocates a virtue-based conception of civility as a civic, democratic virtue which connects to civic friendship, concord and fellow-feeling
  • Explores the nature, form and implications of civility in relation to democratic deliberative discourse in schools
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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. 

About the authors

Andrew Peterson is Professor of Character and Citizenship Education at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham. With an international reputation and standing in the fields of character and citizenship education his latest books include Compassion and Education: Cultivating Compassionate Schools, Children and Communities, The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education (co-edited with Garth Stahl and Hannah Soong), The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice (co-edited with Robert Hattam, Michalinos Zembylas and James Arthur) and Civics and Citizenship in Australia: Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives (co-edited with Libby Tudball). He is also Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of South Australia.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The “Plight of Civility” Today

    Pages 1-12

    Peterson, Andrew

  • Civil Conduct: Tolerance, Deliberation and the Possibility of “Justified Incivility”

    Pages 13-34

    Peterson, Andrew

  • Civility and Mutual Fellow-Feeling

    Pages 35-49

    Peterson, Andrew

  • Educating Civility in Schools

    Pages 51-67

    Peterson, Andrew

  • Moving Beyond the “Plight of Civility” and Future Research on Civility and Democratic Education

    Pages 69-73

    Peterson, Andrew

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Softcover $29.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civility and Democratic Education
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Citizenship Education for the 21st Century
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1014-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1014-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-15-1013-7
Series ISSN
2524-8480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 73
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