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Learning from or Learning for Democracy - Social Movements' Activities vs formal Education Policy Ideas on Democratic Citizenship
Linköpings universitet, Utbildningsvetenskap / Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande.
2009 (English)In: ESREA 2009: Civil society as an arena of learning, 2009Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Democracy is often handled as something that has to be learned through formal education. Moreover, there is a strong tendency to see the role of education as that of the preparation of children, young and adults for their future active participation in democratic life. A problem with this view is that it relies on the idea that the promise for a democratic citizenship is situated in the existence of an accurately educated citizenry; so that once all citizens have received their education democracy will be pursued. In this paper I will suggest an altered understanding of democratic life that may be considered as encouraged by Social Movements- activities. It will be argued that democracy is something that can be learned by a specific form of existence rather than by a specific set of educational conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
Keyword [en]
Learning, Democracy, Social Movements, Education Policy, Citizenship
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6998DiVA: diva2:586523
Conference
ESREA Network Active Democratic Citizenship and Adult Learning conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11-13, 2009
Available from: 2013-01-11 Created: 2013-01-11

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