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Student participation and responsible citizenship in a non-polyarchy: An evaluation of challenges facing Zimbabwe's schools


Icarbord P. Tshabangu 
Manchester Metropolitan University, England
icarbord.tshabangu@student.mmu.ac.uk

 

 

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Abstract

This article discusses perceptions on child participation and responsible citizenship in Zimbabwe's secondary schools. A brief outlook on Zimbabwe's values education is provided followed by a discussion of theoretical frameworks on citizenship and polyarchy and what these mean to the school. The article analyses teacher and student perceptions on student participation and responsible citizenship and discusses the outcomes, noting the challenges facing schools in a non-polyarchical environment. 

Zimbabwe, child participation, responsible citizenship, democratic education, values education

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Tshabangu, I.P. (2006) Student participation and responsible citizenship in a non-polyarchy: An evaluation of challenges facing Zimbabwe's schools. International Education Journal, 7 (1), 56-65.
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