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Andrew Peterson

University of Birmingham

Andrew Peterson is professor of character and citizenship education and deputy director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. In broad terms, his research focusses on the relationship between character and citizenship education, particularly the nature of civic virtues. His research has also focussed on a number of themes connected to character and citizenship education, including global citizenship education, history education and religious education. He has published extensively in these areas, and his most recent monograph was Compassion and Education: Cultivating Compassionate Children, Schools and Communities (Palgrave). He has recently co-edited the Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice and the Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education.

He currently co-edits a new major online reference work entitled the Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. He is assistant editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies and editor of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools. He is part of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project on ‘Youth activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces’, and is currently adjunct professor of education at the University of South Australia.

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