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Worries and possibilities in active citizenship: Three Swedish educational contexts
Stockholm University, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, Sweden.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2012 (English)In: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, ISSN 1746-1979, Vol. 7, no 3, 255-270 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines how the concept of active citizenship has been given a neo-liberal character by examining practice in three different educational contexts in Sweden. The concept of active citizenship has become influential in educational policy and practice throughout the European Union. The aim of this article is to highlight concerns at how this concept has come to be re-shaped by neo-liberal principles in Swedish education. The analysis highlights three themes, based on voice, ethical awareness and complexity and mutuality of lived experience, and argues that they provide the basis for a shift away from the present neo-liberal colouring of the concept.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 7, no 3, 255-270 p.
Keyword [en]
active citizenship, identity, neo-liberal, Swedish education, teachers' attitudes, young people's voice
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Educational Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6609DOI: 10.1177/1746197912456341Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84868285992OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6609DiVA: diva2:564943
Available from: 2012-11-05 Created: 2012-11-05 Last updated: 2013-11-11Bibliographically approved

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