London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

'Citizenship': what does it mean to trainee teachers in England, Hungary and Spain?

Author(s) Fülöp, M., Davies, I. & Navarro Sada, A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This paper presents a comparative work in the area of citizenship. We compared English, Hungarian and Spanish trainee teachers’s representation of citizenship. We found important to investigate the perceptions of trainee teachers of different European countries whose thinking is, simultaneously, reflective of the ways in which citizenship is currently perceived in their society and also illustrative of what will happen to the nature of citizenship and citizenship education once it is engaged with in educational and other contexts by key opinion formers such as teachers. We suggest that the members of our sample are both mirrors of what citizenship is, and, actors in its future development.

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