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ERIC Number: EJ1004521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Subjects to Citizens: Adult Learning and the Challenges of Democracy in the Twenty-First Century
Welton, Michael
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n138 p9-18 Sum 2013
Theme 1 of the "Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning" boldly proclaimed that active citizenship and full participation of all citizens was the necessary foundation for "the creation of a learning society committed to social justice and general well-being" (UNESCO, 1997, p. 4). The "Declaration" advocated that future societies create "greater community participation"; raise "awareness about prejudice and discrimination in society"; encourage "greater recognition, participation and accountability of non-government organizations and local community groups"; and promote "a culture of peace, intercultural dialogue and human rights." This chapter will accent the "Hamburg Declaration's" prominent emphasis on promoting active citizenship through a vitalized civil society and open public spheres through examining two recent examples.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany