Citizenship education and democracy have become a growing concern for stakeholders worldwidde. Thematically, the focus is - for exampöle - placed on global competence, use of digital media, and sustainable development - challenges to young people in a globalised world.
In response to extremist attacks, and in order to reaffirm Europe's determination to stand shoulder to shoulder in support of fundamental values that lie at the heart of the European Union, the EU Education Ministers and Commissioner Navracsics adopted the Paris Declaration in March 2015. The Declaration aims at promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through [...]
The article summarises the modern-age dilemma of ubiquitous digital media usage and zthe need to teach children and young people how they can play an active, responsible role in society. The EU and other organisations have commissioned projects and studies on the issue of social media and their risks, drawing the conclusion that more needs to be done to educate informed, responsible ' digital citizens' .
The central purpose of this resource is to support the development of education policies and curricula in schools that support and promote young people's participation in democratic life. As such, EDC/HRE is inevitably in an ongoing state of development and review. This resource aims to support the work of education leaders and curriculum developers in integrating EDC/HRE within curriculum systems and to [...]
The Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) is a set of practices and activities designed to help young people and adults to play an active part in democratic life and exercise their rights and responsibilities in society. EDC encompasses other related concepts, such as peace and intercultural education.
A set of tools for promoting democracy and human rights through education was developed by the Council of Europe based on its member states experiences and expertise in this area, and is now known as an EDC/HRE Pack. It includes publications specifically addressed to policy makers, teacher trainers, school directors, school inspectors, universities and civil society organisations. These tools will also be [...]
An English language document providing a comprehensive survey of quality assurance strategies and evaluation techniques as to the implementation of democratic principles of participation at school level.
The work done by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) centres on promoting awareness for democracy and participation in politics. It takes up topical and historical subjects by issuing publications, by organising seminars, events, study trips, exhibitions and competitions, by providing extension training for journalists and by offering films and on-line products. [...]
This article provides insight into the political education of school students in Germany in the past 100 years. It is analysed by five different historical contexts from the monarchy to National Socialism, the German Democratic Repulic, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Further, extracurricular teaching of civic education is examined, and a study of 14 year old students shows the international position of [...]
DARE, Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe, is a Europe-wide network focusing on the twin fields of education for democratic citizenship and human rights education.The activities are:
- exchange of information, contents, methods and staff;
- common programmes for education and qualification of staff, board members and volunteers in member organisations;
- common databases and systems;
- public [...]