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What concepts of identities lie behind 'European Citizenship'? Why are those in European Higher Educ

Author(s) Alistair Ross  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 1999  
Editor Alistair Ross, Young Citizens in Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Comments: This paper will examine why lecturers in higher education institutions, from various disciplines including teacher education, are interested in the emergence of a European identity in children. Is it an interest in the development of nesting identities, or in the creation of a new form of European nationalism? What do members of the CiCe network understand by terms such as 'citizenship' and 'identity'? This paper brings together the results of a small-scale survey, and suggests that there are a kaleidoscopic pattern of views, and that there may be a divergence between the views of European politicians and administrators and those in education.

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