African Democratic Citizenship Education Revisited

  • Yusef Waghid
  • Nuraan Davids

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Joseph Jinja Divala, Rachel Ndinelao Shanyanana
    Pages 31-52
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 231-261

About this book


This edited collection explores how democratic citizenship education manifests across the African continent. A recognition of rights and responsibilities coupled with an emphasis on deliberative engagement among citizens, while not uniquely African, provides ample evidence that the concept can most appropriately be realised in relation to its connectedness with experiences of people living on the continent. Focussing on a diverse collection of voices, the editors and authors examine countries that have an overwhelming allegiance to democratic citizenship education. In doing so, they acknowledge that this concept, enveloped by a certain Africanness, has the potential to manifest in practices across the African continent. By highlighting the success of democratic citizenship education, the diverse and varied contributions from across this vast continent address the malaise in its implementation in countries where autocratic rule prevails. This pioneering volume will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students working in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those with an interest in education policy, philosophy of education and global citizenship initiatives.


citizenship education democracy in Africa democratic citizenship education African education systems citizenship and religion global citizenship initiatives Liberal Democratic Citizenship Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Yusef Waghid
    • 1
  • Nuraan Davids
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationStellenbosch UniversityCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationStellenbosch UniversityCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67860-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67861-0
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