1 Department of Educational Sociology, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Danish School of Education - Research Programme on Lifelong Learning, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University3 Danish School of Education - Research Programme on Lifelong Learning, Danish School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University
a review of the research literature in nine European countries
This article presents the findings from the study of research literature on Adult Education for Democratic Citizenship, carried out in nine EU memner states. The literature review was designed as the building block for a European Stocktaking study on lifelong learning for democratic citizenship through adult education. This article begins by describing the context of the study, and introducing the study aims and core principles. This is done in section 1 and 2. In section 3, the article introduces and discusses substantive features which emerged from scholarly investigation at national level. Implications for further research are discussed in the concluding section, which presents the main argument of this paper. Despite countries unique characterizations, there is a general concern on citizens´conduct in democratic societeies in Europe, but relative limited attention on the specific contribution of adult education to nurture democratic participation.
Journal of Educational Sciences, 2006, Vol 2, Issue 14, p. 53-67
Adult Education for Democratic Citizenship; Stocktaking study; Austria; Denmark; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovenia; Spain; United Kingdom