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ERIC Number: EJ918366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
Stories of/on Citizenship Education: A Case of Participatory Planning
Vandenabeele, Joke; Vanassche, Eline; Wildemeersch, Danny
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v30 n2 p171-185 Mar 2011
In this article we elaborate a case where citizens were encouraged to discuss an environmental policy plan within seven focus groups. In line with this experience, we raise two questions about the deliberation process we tried to support. First, how to understand the importance of narratives as sources of civic learning? Second, how can a narrative understanding of civic education challenge current practices of citizen participation? Our answers to these questions are grounded both in the practical context of the seven focus groups and in a more theoretical endeavour to understand policy planning as a particular educational practice for citizens. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium