The Council of Europe's citizenship conception in 'Education for Democratic Citizenship': a critical discourse analysis of two textbooks

Ververi, Olga (2017) The Council of Europe's citizenship conception in 'Education for Democratic Citizenship': a critical discourse analysis of two textbooks. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 15 (4). pp. 518-530. ISSN Print ISSN: 1476-7724 Online ISSN: 1476-7732

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/147677...

Abstract

This paper presents a neocommunitarian conception of citizenship identified in two textbooks of the programme ‘Education for Democratic Citizenship’, organised by the Council of Europe. Critical discourse analysis is applied to the key themes of the textbooks T-Kit 7: Under construction: Citizenship Youth and Europe and Compass Manual enclosing citizenship and human rights discourses, respectively. An intra- disciplinary discussion follows drawing on critical political economy.The findings of the analysis are that the textbooks exhibit an abstract representation of social reality as well as moral relativism stemming from neoliberal communitarianism. The identification of the neocommunitarian conception of citizenship reveals the power of citizenship education today.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: "This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Globalisation, Societies and Education for the final version of the article as published in the Globalisation, Societies and Education, 26th July 2017 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14767724.2017.1335594."
Keywords: citizenship education, Council of Europe, Education for Democratic Citizenship, neocommunitarianism, critical discourse analysis
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Olga Ververi
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 09:43
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 09:43
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2248

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item