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Analysis of adolescents' attitudes and opinions: the pre-conditions for effective education for citizenship

Author(s) Pavel Vacek, Jan Lasek,  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2002  
Editor Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross  
Language English  
Age group -  
The submitted text follows our paper presented at the 3rd CiCe Conference and published in 2001 (Vacek, P. How Czech young people understand democracy, citizenship, national identity and the process of Europeanisation. London: CiCe publication, 2001, s. 215 222). We provided information on the results of a survey aimed at opinions and attitudes of Czech adolescents towards the prospective entry of the Czech Republic into the European Union, their evaluation of other European countries and their own nation, their position on the issue of immigrants, minorities and radical racist movements and also their view on the possibilities to express their own opinions within formatively most significant social groups of family and school. While the above mentioned paper included primarily brief commentaries on single quantified data, our present ambition is different: we have attempted to, based on more detailed quantified analysis of respondents' answers, uncover reasons and motives affecting their opinions. A questionnaire was conducted at the beginning of 2001. 170 respondents participated (93 female, 77 male, average age of 17.4). The opinions and attitudes were confronted with results of other projects.

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