ERIC Number: EJ1167787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
What Does "Active Citizenship" Mean for Erasmus Students?
Intercultural Education, v29 n1 p40-58 2018
Since ERASMUS (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) was launched there has been a constant debate about the civic significance of this mobility programme. The purpose of this article is to analyse the understanding of "active citizenship" by Erasmus students. In order to discover Erasmus students' perceptions, values, beliefs and attitudes regarding the issue under discussion, original data were collected from 174 students who participated in our survey in March 2014. By applying a statistical analysis, the most and the least important criteria for being considered an active citizen have been extracted from the answers of our respondents. In addition, we studied their attitudes towards and knowledge of the European Union (EU). We found that their understanding of "active citizenship" echoes with the definition of the concept provided in the research literature.
Descriptors: Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Student Mobility, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Statistical Analysis, College Students, Study Abroad, Student Surveys, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Values, Knowledge Level, Civil Rights, Personal Autonomy, Critical Thinking, Citizen Participation, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: European Union; Hungary; Spain