Book Review / Spatial Citizenship Education: Citizenship through Geography


  • Dr. Paula OWENS Geography Education Consultant, UNITED KINGDOM


Spatial Citizenship, geographic perspectives, prominent geographers


Spatial Citizenship Education sets out to explore ways to engage with and promote citizenship through a deeper understanding of spatial and geographic perspectives. In doing this, the book has to define concepts concerning spatial citizenship and geography and explain how they are mutually supportive and relevant, before setting out some of the issues and barriers that constrain practice; identifying possible reasons for a deficiency in this regard; drawing on successful case studies of practice to illustrate what could be done, and make recommendations about ways forward. This is a lot for one book to tackle and this highly regarded set of authors have taken the task seriously.