Education is considered to be an important institution in supporting stable democracies, and free and open societies. Teachers, school leaders and school boards, with students and others working in education, together shape the school’s role as a socializing agent.
|Start date||28 May 2018|
|End date||29 May 2018|
As part of the continuing debate about the contribution of education in dealing with developments like mass migration, growing inequalities, increasing harshness of the public debate et cetera, and fueled by large scale comparative studies, like the recent International Civic and Citizenship Education Study, citizenship education continues to receive increased attention from different perspectives. The role of citizenship education therefore deserves continued attention.
Registration for the conference is free of charge. Please register before May 14, 2018.
“Citizenship Education Policy, Practice and Research: Reflecting Back to Move Forward”
2018 is the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Crick Report which launched Citizenship in and beyond schools in the UK. David Kerr will use this opportune moment to reflect on his experiences of policy, practice and research in citizenship education at national, European and international level and the emerging lessons. He will then explore how we can use these lessons to take citizenship education forward in the current context.
David Kerr is Consultant Director of Education at the NGO Young Citizens (formerly the Citizenship Foundation) in London and Head of Initial Teacher Training at the University of Reading. He is a Council Member of the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT), joint editor of Teaching Citizenship and Vice-Chair of the DfE Citizenship Expert Group.
“Different ideas about citizenship and citizenship education”
Citizenship is now the concept many people use to speak about the identity of people. In the past decades the concept has been broadened and deepened. Broadened by moving beyond the nation state to a regional level (e.g. European) and to the global world. Deepening by extending the political level to the social and the cultural level. This extension makes the link between moral development and citizenship education stronger. The ideas behind the different conceptualizations of citizenship and citizenship education will be discussed and the relationship between the moral and the political in citizenship and citizenship education will be analyzed.
Wiel Veugelers is Professor of Education at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht. He is associate editor of the Journal of Moral Education, editor of the book series ‘Moral Development and Citizenship Education’ (BrillSense), and member of the international Project Advisory Committee of ICCS.