London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Exploring students' voices on citizenship

Author(s) Jacott, L. et al  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This empirical study explores the views of young Spanish students´ on citizenship. Our general purpose is to analyse students´ conceptions of what it means to be a good citizen and also their views about which are the different contexts and places where people learn to become citizens in our society. 40 Spanish students of Secondary Compulsory Educational Level, aged 14-15, were interviewed before the introduction of Citizenship Education as a new statutory subject into the school curriculum. The value of student voices is one of the key features that need to be taken into account in order to develop a more effective and successful implementation of citizenship education in schools that promotes an active citizenship among young people.

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