ERIC Number: ED345952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Report on the International Symposium "Social Studies and Civic Education in Europe" (Dillingen, Bavaria, West Germany, July 17-21, 1989).
Barr, Ian M., Ed.; Hooghoff, Hans, Ed.
Economic and technical cooperation among the nations of Europe is one part of the move towards European integration. To ensure the long term strength of Europe unity, it is necessary to have similar links in the field of education. This document is a report from a symposium in which educators gathered to exchange information and experiences about Europe in education. The main theme of the symposium was "Europe" and the ways in which that topic might be taught and discussed in schools. Symposium participants were drawn from Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Hungary, Netherlands, and West Germany. Representatives from the Close Up Foundation in the United States (an organization with experience in promoting political awareness in the curriculum throughout the United States) also attended. This report contains the three main lectures, the three presentations, and the four workshops given at the symposium. The main lectures were: "Political Education in Germany" (G. Hacker); "Political Education in and about Europe" (H. Hooghoff); and "European Regionalism" (T. Stammen). The presentations included: Italy (F. Baratta); United States (J. Bonstingl); and Portugal (Z. Magelhaes). The workshops covered: "Social Education and Values: Their Place in the Scottish System" (I. Barr); "Theory and Practice on Social Studies" (S. George); "The Close Up Foundation" (C. Tampio; M. J. Turner); and "Calabria Mia, As an Example of the European Dimension" (H. Hooghoff). Three appendices are included describing in-service training at Dillingen, West Germany; outlining the program of the symposium; and listing the symposium participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Political Science, Political Socialization, Politics, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Curriculum Development (SLO), Enschede (Netherlands).; Scottish Consultive Council on the Curriculum, Glasgow.; Academy for In-service Training, Dillingen (Germany).
Identifiers: Europe (West)