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Education for Active and Responsible Citizenship

Published in November 2001

This Proposal Paper is divided into two parts. A first part presents a set of nine proposals for education for an active and responsible citizenship. The second part is the reflection of five Experience Reports on a selection of educational practices.

Educating is "leading to greater heights," "rising," "bringing to one's full development" ... This is the issue at stake: offering the means to develop everyone's character and skills and, at the same time, demonstrating the importance of taking part in collective life, of playing one's part in humanity as a whole.

Education serves this purpose through three "essential" missions:
- acquiring knowledge
- acquiring professional abilities and skills
- searching for the means to relate and build relationships with others on the basis of respect, solidarity, and justice.

Education "for citizenship" is part of an overall approach aiming at learning the values necessary for building peace: the ability to understand and accept complexity, to recognize the dignity of each, to cooperate with others, to compromise - without jeopardizing - and to establish trust ... It is also educating for peace.


Coordinated by ...

- Xavier Guigue

Ecole de la Paix. Grenoble, France. Coordinator of the Proposal Paper "Education to the citizenship". Chief of Staff of ITECO, Formation Centre for the Development, Brussels.

Site - ITECO


Topics Included

citizenship . civic education . education . democracy . economic globalization . globalization . peace . state . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! A New Way of Seeing Things: Women’s Proposals for a More Equitable Society in Greater Solidarity
Go ! Art and Cultural Identity in Building a United World
Go ! Cultural and Cross-cultural Diversity in the Age of Globlization
Go ! Education for Active and Responsible Citizenship
Go ! Information society, knowledge society: benefiting from change
Go ! Interreligious Dialog
Go ! Proposals for Education in the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Proposals from the Social Monitoring of Science Forum
Go ! The Alliance and the Media
Go ! Thinking through University reform
Go ! Time and How It’s Used: Proposals for a Sustainable Development
Go ! War and Genocide ... Restoring Humanity in Human Beings Faced with Extreme Situations
Go ! Youth Action and Proposals for Social Change

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