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ERIC Number: EJ738259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Becoming European: A Framing Analysis of Three Countries' Civics Education Curricula
Ortloff, Debora Hinderliter
European Education, v37 n4 p35-49 Win 2005-2006
This study investigates how the European dimension emerges in the various European member states' civics education curricula. Does an image of the European citizen appear alongside that of the national citizen or are the two still highly interwoven? Is the curricular goal primarily knowledge-based, that is, to know about Europe, or normative-based, that is, to be a European? To explore these questions empirically, Austria, Denmark, and Germany were chosen as initial case studies because their education systems, in particular upper secondary schools, are highly comparable and draw generally on the same principles of an elite education. Their civics education curricula for upper secondary schools will be examined using framing theory. This study hypothesizes that an analysis of civics education curricula may reveal important differences in how countries balance European identity and national identity through education. (Contains 2 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Denmark; Germany