Education for Civic and Political Participation: A Critical Approach

1st Edition

Reinhold Hedtke, Tatiana Zimenkova

Published December 19, 2012
Reference - 276 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415524193 - CAT# Y135806
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Participation as an element of active citizenship in democracies is a key project of international and national educational policy. Institutionalized approaches for compulsory schools provide participatory access to all young European citizens. But does this picture depict the possibilities and practices of participation appropriately? Can this standard approach to participation be translated into action in view of diverse polities, policies, political cultures, institutions and practices of participation? This book explores what prerequisites must be given for a successful implementation of such a comprehensive international project.

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