In this book, the authors explore the apparent decline in youth civic engagement through research studies conducted in seven societies/nations with varied experiences with democracy. This work is framed within a youth civic engagement model. Each subsequent chapter presents the findings for each nation, along with contextual and historical discussions of citizenship education. This book explores the findings in Canada, England, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, and Mexico.
Catherine Broom is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at University of British Columbia, Canada. Her work focuses on the areas of local and global citizenship, history of education, and social studies education. She is the journal editor of Citizenship Education Research Journal (CERJ).
Chapter 1: Youth Civic Engagement in ContextChapter 2: Citizenship Education in Canada, past and presentChapter 3: Exploring Youth Civic Engagement, A view from EnglandChapter 4: Youth Civic Engagement in Hong Kong: A Glimpse into Two Systems Under One ChinaChapter 5: Citizenship Education Discourse(s) in India Chapter 6: The Contradictory Place of Civic Education in the Italian Education SystemChapter 7: Citizenship Education in Japan, Past, Present, Future Chapter 8: Exploring Youth Civic Engagement and Disengagement in MexicoChapter 9: Book Conclusion: Youth Civic Engagement or Disengagement, Civic Mindsets and Democracy