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Future Directions: Incorporating Studies of Asia

Henderson, Deborah J. (2003) Future Directions: Incorporating Studies of Asia. Discovering Democracy InSite Newsletter, pp. 1-2.

Abstract

This article argues that a notion of regional and global citizenship should be fostered in Australian classrooms. It advocates student investigations of Australia’s role in the Asian region and their engagement in the ‘difficult debates’ about regional and global issues. The article argues that critiques about the rhetoric of the role of international agencies such as the United Nations, strategies to deal with terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons, child labour, third world debt, illegal immigrants, increasing poverty and other significant issues provide opportunities for students to develeop their notions of active and informed citizenship. In conclusion, the article suggests that the final stage of the of Discovering Democracy Project can play a vital role in developing and extending this notion of regional and global citizenship.

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ID Code: 3248
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Discovering Democracy Project, regional and global citizenship, active and informed citizenship,'difficult debates about Australia's role in the Asian region
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Deborah J. Henderson
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:29

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