THE CHAPTERS IN OTHER PARTS of this book describe and analyze concepts, theories, and issues related to citizenship and citizenship education in culturally diverse nationstates. This part, which consists of a chapter by Parker (Chapter 16), discusses the curriculum implications of educating citizens to function effectively in culturally and ethnically diverse nation-states. The author draws upon insights and findings in previous chapters to describe the kind of curriculum work that is needed to implement a citizenship education curriculum that promotes democratic values in pluralistic nation-states.
Parker analyzes whether the rich diversity within and across nation-states permits the construction of a concerted curriculum that involves educators from different parts of the world. He concludes that such a concerted curriculum effort is possible and can contribute to the strengthening of citizenship