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Promoting the Pupil Voice: How do Spanish Young People Become Active Citizens? Some Reflections About Life-long Learning for Democratic Citizenship

Author(s) Maiztegui Oñate, C., & Gómez Marroquín, I.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Spanish young people have a positive idea about democracy, but they have many difficulties in identifying themselves as active citizens. There is a tradition of apathy public life, consequently policy makers emphasise participation and citizenship education. This analysis of Spanish policies for citizenship education suggests that the contribution of education authorities is complemented by Social Affair and Culture authorities. Objectives include the promotion of democratic citizenship in a non-formal educational context. Non-Governmental agents are also active role, traditionally working against social exclusion.

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