Active citizenship

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConference


NERA 2010 has a particular focus on active citizenship. Active citizenship and citizenship education have often been seen as having the potential to empower individuals, to both use opportunities to participate in public life at various levels, and to meet their civic obligations. The benefits of citizenship education and the development and exercise of active citizenship can thus be seen as the ability to consider differing perspectives and divergent values from individual to group level, from local to global level, and to take action on political and ethical decisions that are often controversial, concerning, for example, environmental issues and social justice. How do people in various social and historical contexts define active citizenship and why? Who is participating in or being excluded from deciding on the definitions? In what ways do experiences of social and educational marginalisation or exclusion have an affect on the practise of active citizenship? We welcome educational research from different disciplines, giving perspectives on active citizenship and related topics such as diversity, ethnicity, environmental issues, identity issues, intercultural issues etc.

Paperpræsentation "Dealing with multiliteracies in literacy pedagogy: Focus on multilingualism".
Period11 Mar 2010
Event typeConference
OrganiserNFPF - NERA
LocationMalmø, SwedenShow on map