London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Citizenship education in Spain: current perspectives in a diverse society

Author(s) Maiztegui Oñate, C. et al  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
In Spain citizen education had been reflected across the educational system. Nevertheless, at secondary level these areas are diluted in the daily material and relegated or simply forgotten. The recent Statutory Law of Education has taken a further step. The law includes a mandatory citizenship curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to analyse this process. The paper focuses on the evolution of citizenship education in the Spanish curricula at secondary schools. The research design is based on interviews with responsible persons in different autonomous communities and content analyses of textbooks. Key questions are focused on the delivery process and the models of citizenship education. This exploratory study is part of one research project conducted at national level.

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