London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Citizenship Education in Greece: Current situation and new dilemmas

Author(s) Despina Karakatsani, D., Pavlos, C. & Printezi, A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2011  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Europe's Future: Citizenship in a Changing World  
Age group -  
In this article we analyse the current Greek curriculum of citizenship education, in use both in primary and secondary level, in relationship with the new dilemmas and demands in European and Greek society and education policy (active citizenship, participation, human rights and democratic values, European/national and global identity, multiculturalism, pluralism and social inequalities). Through the analysis of both the curriculum and the textbooks of the specific subject of citizenship education (Social and Political Education, Politics and Law) we will point out the values, knowledge, concepts and aims in the Greek case. The content analysis of this educational material will guide us in the conceptualisation and operationalisation of citizenship education in the specific environment as well as the generalisation in the European and international level. Keywords: citizenship education, social and civic education, multiculturalism, Greek school textbooks

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