London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Social Representations of Citizen of Europe and of the World with Romanian students

Author(s) Filimon, L., Danciu, M.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
Teaching active citizenship (TAC) has a priority in Romania because of the influence and distortion of communist ideologies. Traces of indoctrination are identified when practicing value oriented behaviour or demonstrating civic skills and competences. Teaching citizenship in Romanian schools therefore focuses on assimilating and internalizing concepts for responsible, informed active citizens: human rights, social justice; diversity and interdependence; and conflict resolution. Teaching social justice involves valuing and comprehending its role in ensuring justice and equality within and between societies, the impact of unequal power and access, and awareness of the consequences of one’s actions. In the area of diversity, it includes respecting differences between ethnic and religious categories and similarities and differences in the context of universal human rights.

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