|Editor||A. Ross, Citizenship Education In Society|
This keynote paper sets out aspects of the relationship between citizenship education and society. Such a relationship must have at its core the idea that citizenship must be active: it must involve citizens being engaged with their fellow citizens, operating in a democracy, proceeding to undertake social change, performing politically – doing something. The paper links what is meant by active citizenship, and education to achieve this, with perceptions of the particular role of our universities in achieving this, possibly working with other social groups and communities - all within he context of developing an understanding of human rights. The paper also maps proposals for CiCe over its fourth phase, from the autumn of 2008.