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Palgrave Macmillan

Education for Citizenship in Europe

European Policies, National Adaptations and Young People's Attitudes

ISBN 9781137019561
Publication Date April 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Education, Economy and Society

This book presents an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method analysis of the role that education has played in the European citizenship project from 1949 to the present day. Using a wide range of sources, both historical and contemporary, qualitative and quantitative, the book explores the evolving relationship between the nation-state, citizenship and the education of citizens, asking how has citizenship been conceptualised in the education policies emanating from European institutions and how has this changed over time? How have European citizenship education policies been interpreted in, and adapted for, the national-level policy arenas? And what impact has education about European citizenship had on young people's knowledge, attitudes and practices of national and European modes of citizenship?

Avril Keating is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.

1. Introduction
2. Governing Education Policy in Europe
3. Theorising and Measuring Citizenship at Multiple Levels
4. Promoting Education For, and About, Europe: The European Dimension
5. The European Dimension to National Curricula
6. European Citizenship and Youth Attitudes
7. Schools, Socialisation, and European Citizenship
8. Conclusions


"A close reading of Keating's text provides more detailed discussion than space affords in this review, but for all educators with an interest in CE in Europe, this scholarly work will be an important resource." - Research in International & Comparative Education
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