|Amman, Jordan (Photo Courtesy of Visit Jordan)|
Thus, as Faour and Muasher state, "Whole generations in the Arab world were ingrained with the notion that allegiance to one's country means allegiance to the ruling political party, system, or leader, and that diversity, critical thinking and individual differences are treacherous" (3). With the change in governments in some Arab countries underway, the authors call for citizenship education to take a more prominent focus in all Arab educational systems so that students are taught to responsibly contribute to democratic political systems in their countries.
|Protest in Cairo, Egypt. |
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