The Book

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Education for citizenship in Europe: European policies, national adaptations, and young people’s attitudes.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan (April 2014) and available for purchase here.

This book presents an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method analysis of the role that education has played in the European citizenship project from 1949 to the present day. Using a wide range of sources, both historical and contemporary, qualitative and quantitative, the book explores key questions such as: What is European citizenship and how have European institutions sought to transmit this idea through education? How have nation-states responded to these efforts? And what impact has European citizenship had on young people’s citizenship attitudes? In answering these questions, this book shows that the relationship between the nation-state, citizenship and education is evolving, but that citizens’ attitudes continue to be influenced by their schooling experiences in different member states.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction – sample chapter
  2. Governing Education Policy in Europe
  3. Theorising and Measuring Citizenship at Multiple Levels
  4. Promoting Education for, and about, Europe – The European Dimension
  5. The European Dimension to National Curricula
  6. European Citizenship and Youth Attitudes
  7. Schools, Socialisation and European Citizenship
  8. Conclusions
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