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ERIC Number: EJ1138935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
Citizenship Education in Times of Crises
Krüger, Thomas
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v15 n3 p183-189 Dec 2016
The 11th International Conference of the International Association for Citizenship, Social and Economics Education IACSEE, took place the 2nd-4th of July 2015 at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany. The conference addressed the role and potential of citizenship, social and economic education, both theoretically and empirically in the challenging times that citizens are currently witnessing. The debate questions which roles really can and should be adopted by citizenship. Social and economics education was the leading question of this international three-day conference. This article presents the keynote address delivered by Thomas Krüger, President of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bonn). Kruger warns the conference attendees that citizenship education is in danger of becoming an "empty and artificial process." He discusses a need to embrace controversy more vigorously in European citizenship education as he shares five points which he considers relevant to the on going debate: (1) The mission of the Federal Agency for Civic Education; (2) Reflections on citizenship education in times of global change; (3) How citizenship education can be our response to democracy fatigue; (4) The thinking behind the initiative "Networking European Citizenship Education" (NECE); and (5) Some concluding thoughts on the future of citizenship education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Europe
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