Collaborative Commentary: How Do Teachers Support Children as Citizens? Book Chapter

DeZutter, SL, Borg, F, Damjanovic, V et al. (2023). Collaborative Commentary: How Do Teachers Support Children as Citizens? . 321-323. 10.4324/9781003229568-24

cited authors

  • DeZutter, SL; Borg, F; Damjanovic, V; Henward, AS; Jones, D; Mathews, SA; Olğun-Baytaş, M; Reese, J; Sporre, K; Theobald, M



  • This commentary traces shared themes across the six chapters of Part III of this volume. The examples of classroom practice presented in this part highlight the important role of critical dialogue and inclusive practices as foundations of global citizenship education. When classroom conversations engage students with big ideas and interrogate structural privilege and when they recognize and welcome all perspectives, children experience citizenship that works toward justice, sustainability, and democracy. Examples from the chapters also suggest that prevailing societal attitudes about children’s competence may work against efforts to help children recognize their agency within classrooms. Implications for teacher preparation and future research are discussed. © 2023 selection and editorial matter, Stacy Lee DeZutter.

publication date

  • January 1, 2023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 321

end page

  • 323