Dana B. Bigham
B EDUC 475
Explores the relationship between diversity and citizenship education in a select group of nation-states. Discusses challenges experienced by citizens in those nation-states as the nations respond to diversity while trying to maintain national cohesion.
Nation-states throughout the world are experiencing the effects of globalization, technological change and increasing mobility. These effects are reflected in numerous ways including the changing demographics of nation-states. For example, nations throughout the world are becoming more racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse. One of the major challenges that such nations face is finding ways to maintain national cohesion while creating a sense of belonging among diverse peoples and providing opportunities for them to fully participate in the social, economic and political spheres of their societies.
By using a comparative approach to explore these issues, students in BEDUC 475 will have an opportunity to gain new insights on the challenges of diversity and citizenship and on the complexities of citizenship education.
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