Participation as an element of active citizenship in democracies is a key project of international and national educational policy. Institutionalized approaches for compulsory schools provide participatory access to all young European citizens. But does this picture depict the possibilities and practices of participation appropriately? Can this standard approach to participation be translated into action in view of diverse polities, policies, political cultures, institutions and practices of participation? This book explores what prerequisites must be given for a successful implementation of such a comprehensive international project.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|68 pages
Taken-for-Grantedness and Hidden Normativity?
chapter 1|23 pages
Dealing with Dissatisfaction
chapter 2|18 pages
Active Citizenship as Harmonious Co-Existence?
chapter 3|25 pages
Who is Afraid of a Non-Conformist Youth?
part II|54 pages
Ambitious Policies, Ambiguous Practices?
chapter 5|18 pages
Motivated by Education or Encouraged by Opportunities?
chapter 6|16 pages
Putting Participation into Practice
part III|56 pages
Included by Education, Excluded by Politics?
chapter III 7|20 pages
Education, Citizenship and Deliberative Democracy
chapter III 8|16 pages
Citizenship Education without Citizenship?
chapter III 9|18 pages
Sharing Political Power or Caring for the Public Good?
part IV|33 pages
Shadows of the Pasts, Privacies in the Present?
part V|15 pages