London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Best practices and new approaches in citizenship education in Europe

Author(s) Emilio Lastrucci  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2004  
Editor A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship  
Language English  
Age group -  
In most European countries a process of revising educational systems has been accomplished in the last decade, or is now under way. As Duerr, Ferreira Martins, Spajic-Vrka (2000) point out, 'changes in education are being carried out to strengthen the school's role in: a) promoting economic and social (sustainable) development; b) targeting inequality and exclusion; and c) promoting students' mastering of multiple knowledge levels and skills'. From this perspective, civic education has progressively acquired, as a consequence, a more relevant and central role. In fact civic education is nowadays widely implemented in Europe in formal education, as a separate school subject or in a cross-curricular form.

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