Philosophical Foundations of Citizenship Education from the Point View of Islam and Pragmatism School

Document Type: Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student, Philosophy of Education, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Educational Fundamentals, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

3 philosophy of education, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.


The concept of citizenship and the role of education in its development in the era of globalization have attracted the attention of many researchers in different countries as well as in different schools. Citizenship education is now considered Challenging but vital concept for the education system and society.If education of citizenship is not planned on the basis of an optimal worldview, there will be adverse consequences for individuals and society. The concept of citizenship in terms of Islam and pragmatism is the best way to get an understanding of the interpretation of the components of citizenship education. This article attempts to express the philosophical dimensions of citizenship education between Islam and pragmatism. This study is a qualitative research that has been carried out in accordance with the principles of qualitative paradigm. The required data were collected using the documented method and according to the principle of maximum variation and saturation principle in selecting the documents related to the subject of the research. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive-interpretive method. The results of the research include the philosophical dimensions and educational implications of citizenship education.



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