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Adolescents’ Views of Citizenship Education in Spain

Author(s) Messina, C., Navarro, A, & Jacott, L.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper analyses the ideas of a Spanish group of secondary compulsory education students aged 14-16, about Citizenship Education. The paper shows adolescent’s views about the democratic citizenship building process, as well as their attitudes towards this new subject in the Spanish curriculum called ‘Education for Citizenship and Human Rights’, in order to contribute to developing an adequate educational training and to contribute to the new subject proposed by the Spanish Educational Ministry, in order to fit in with the needs and expectations of the educational community. For this purpose, sixteen students of this age group were interviewed.

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