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Teaching Citizenship in the Greek Higher Education Level: Talking About Political Socialization

Author(s) Karamarianos, J., & Spinthourakis, J.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Contemporary Greek society needs citizens with concrete skills, abilities and knowledge, partly as a consequence of the important changes that occur in the European community. Decisive factors such as the use of new technologies (ICT) differentiate European citizens’ daily lives. Increasing references are made to the need current and future societies have for empowered citizens with the knowledge and the ability to utilize ICT. This paper presents the weakness from the approach of problems regarding citizenship and the need for a new methodological approach. In the framework of the existing methodological approach students - schoolteachers approach citizenship in the ‘city’ with difficulty and political action is not comprehended with the importance that Aristotle lends to this process.

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