Education for Civic and Political Participation

Education for Civic and Political Participation

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Participation as an element of active citizenship in democracies is a key project of international and national educational policy. Institutionalized approaches for compulsory schools provide participatory access to all young European citizens. But does this picture depict the possibilities and practices of participation appropriately? Can this standard approach to participation be translated into action in view of diverse polities, policies, political cultures, institutions and practices of participation? This book explores what prerequisites must be given for a successful implementation of such a comprehensive international project.... 2008; Brixius 2010), for it provides no operationalisations of democracy, participation or citizenship (Brixius 2010:17ff.). ... essence of participation can only be inductively reconstructed and refers to co-working on the maintenance of existinganbsp;...

Title:Education for Civic and Political Participation
Author:Reinhold Hedtke, Tatiana Zimenkova
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-04


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