ERIC Number: EJ778906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Cultural Appropriation of Political Participation and Concepts of Democracy in Greece
Kontogiannopoulou-Polydorides, Georgia; Andritsopoulou, C.
International Journal of Educational Research, v39 n6 p577-590 2003
The present work explores aspects of political thinking of Greek adolescents in relation to civic education. The chapter aims to investigate the relationship of social and political education, as taught in high-school, to students' concepts and attitudes centering on the way students (a) formulate attitudes towards anticipated political participation and (b) conceptualize democracy. The specific research questions refer to whether adolescents living in different cultural milieus develop different conceptions on issues of democracy and different practices of political participation. The analysis examines whether (i) there are differences in political concepts and practices among students; (ii) such differences are related to everyday experiences vis-a-vis prevailing concepts and attitudes that schooling aims at.
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, High Schools, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Citizen Participation, Political Attitudes, Cultural Context, Context Effect
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Greece