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    Characterising citizenship education in terms of its emancipatory potential: reflections from Catalonia, Colombia, England, and Pakistan

    Sant Obiols, Edda ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7907-5907, Gonzalez-Valencia, Gustavo, Shaikh, Ghazal, Santisteban, Antoni, da Costa, Marta, Hanley, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0470-1125 and Davies, Ian (2022) Characterising citizenship education in terms of its emancipatory potential: reflections from Catalonia, Colombia, England, and Pakistan. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education. ISSN 0305-7925

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    Abstract

    This paper is a theoretical contribution to discussions about the emancipatory potential of citizenship education across four sites (i.e. Catalonia, Colombia, England, and Pakistan). By reflecting on policy and empirical data from our four contexts of study, we discuss whether citizenship education manifests different conditions of emancipatory education (modern, postmodern, and posthumous). We argue that citizenship education offers possibilities for emancipation, but these are constrained by capitalist and Enlightenment barriers. We conclude that if an emancipatory form of citizenship education is to be possible, there is a need to make room for politics in school classrooms and further politicise epistemological and anthropological assumptions. We recommend a form of citizenship education that conceptualises emancipation as our ability to respond ethically to situated challenges by thinking by ourselves with others.

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