London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Involving teacher training students in civil society through ‘Education for Citizenship’ and human rights

Author(s) Agustín, S. & Seguro, V.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2012  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (eds.) Creating Communities: Local, National and Global  
Age group -  
In recent years Spain has been marked by an intense controversy over the contents and relevance of ‘Education for Citizenship’, creating a unique climate for educational practice in civil society. In this study a set of interviews were designed by 100 teacher training students to 33 different actors in civil society, such as unions, political parties, family associations and religious groups. The aim of these interviews was to examine their respective positions on the subject of ‘Education for Citizenship’. Spokespersons for the most relevant organisations of Spanish civil society were interviewed, and only four organisations declined to participate in the project. The results of this work have been published and shared with the community. Keywords: citizenship education, practical activities for training teachers, interviews on political issues

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