How post-apartheid children express their identity as citizens

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dc.contributor.author Joubert, Ina
dc.contributor.author Ebersohn, L. (Liesel)
dc.contributor.author Eloff, Irma F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-15T09:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-15T09:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.description.abstract Children in South Africa are educated to identify with democratic values and democracy in post-apartheid society. As yet, we have no empirical evidence on their views on and identification with the new South African democracy. When given an opportunity to express their life experiences, the nine-year-old child citizens of this case study revealed their democratic identity on various levels. These nine-year-old children expressed a weak identification with democracy on the local level but a strong identification with democracy on the national level. We argue that the weak identification on the local level may influence the children’s identification with democracy negatively. It is the key finding of this study that a lack of democratic identification may endanger the sustainability of the South African democracy into the future. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Joubert, I, Ebersohn, L & Eloff, I 2010, 'How post-apartheid children express their identity as citizens', Childhood, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 396-410. [http://chd.sagepub.com/[ en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0907-5682
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0907568210369321
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/15438
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.rights Sage. en_US
dc.subject Citizenship education South Africa en_US
dc.subject Young children en_US
dc.subject Democratic identity en_US
dc.subject Democratic values en_US
dc.subject Democracy at risk en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Political aspects -- South Africa en
dc.title How post-apartheid children express their identity as citizens en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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