Civic Education as an Intercultural Phenomenon

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Abstract: Civic, or Citizenship, Education, continues to draw interest among policy makers and those in the field of education, be they practitioners, parents or young ‘future’ citizens. The value of civic education cannot be underestimated. Its currency in a climate of change and social and cultural diversity sustains an ongoing discussion, often charged with complex and controversial challenges. This article aims to draw from the rich debate the significant potential for civic/citizenship education with the suggestion to look to the intercultural phenomenon, more closely, when considering school curricula; as a means to addressing some of the necessary competences to supplement potential knowledge and life skills gained to create democratic, empathetic and active citizens.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Civic Education
  • Citizenship
  • intercultural

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