Gistered Muleya, Re-examining the concept of Civic Education

Keywords: Civic Education; Citizenship; Citizenship Education; Civics


Defining Civic Education is rather problematic
especially to practitioners and researchers of Civic
Education. This is because the concept remains fluid at
every given point. As such it is becoming important that
the concept of Civic Education is clearly re-examined
to understand its true meaning. Muleya (2018:109-
129) notes that, ‘by any stretch of the imagination,
there is need to examine the daily application of the
concept of Civic Education’. In this article, an attempt
is being made to re-examine the concept of Civic
Education or Citizenship Education as viewed by
scholars in literature. Therefore, this article begins
by providing the introduction as way of setting the
tone for the discussion on Civic Education. Further,
the article discusses the definitions of Civic Education
and also explains the evolving debate about Civic
Education as well as a discussion on the re-thinking
of Civic Education. The article ends with a conclusion.