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How to Empower Disadvantaged People

Author(s) Schramm, F., & Berg, W.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Neither citizenship nor citizenship education is exclusive, but opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes are not distributed equally. Disadvantaged people need particular learning opportunities. This paper describes activities with the social aim of empowerment. Whether people like or dislike how the social category they belong to is represented, whatever can be the opportunity to ‘enter the media’: people who are marginalised and discriminated, who are discouraged and powerless, who need to get control over their life, who are able and willing to master their life – those people can be empowered, for instance, by presenting themselves by producing a video film.

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