London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Globalised society and active citizenship education in upper secondary education in France today

Author(s) Chauvigné, C. & Étienne, R.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2010  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship  
Age group -  
Citizenship education in secondary school is recent and connected with societal issues. The paper examines changes observed in an upper secondary schools and how citizenship education is conceived in the curriculum? To asks under which forms, in which proportions and to which outcomes? Can we speak of active citizenship and longlife citizenship? To answer these questions, analysis of the work of practitioners’ in three French high schools forms the basis of understanding ways of educating or training tomorrow’s citizens. From this approach we shall seek to perceive the implementation of education for citizenship which has some difficulty to impose itself at this level of the students’ curriculum.

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