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ERIC Number: EJ1101946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Can Resilience Be Built through a Citizenship Education Curriculum?
Journal of Social Science Education, v13 n3 p83-89 Fall 2014
The global financial crisis has impacted upon the way of life of young Europeans with great severity. Across most European countries youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high for many years, compounding the effects of the crisis on the social and psychological well-being of young people. Given that crises are highly likely to occur in the future are there ways to help prepare young people to build resilience to meet an unpredictable future? For a long-term approach to building youth resilience the role of the school is highly significant. Consequently this article asks--what are the elements in a school curriculum that can build resilience for times of crisis? The article explores the case of the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship as a possible approach to building resilience amongst school students. The curriculum identifies knowledge, skills and values that students may acquire through this curriculum that build resilience.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Citizenship Education, Unemployment, Coping, Well Being, Curriculum Development, Civics, Capacity Building, Skill Development, Values Education
Journal of Social Science Education. Bielefeld University Faculty of Sociology, Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany. Tel: +49-521-106-3985; Fax: +49-521-106-153986; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://jsse.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/index.php/jsse
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia