Citizenship education in changing Lithuanian society

Part of : Το βήμα των κοινωνικών επιστημών ; Vol.ΙΔ, No.55, 2009, pages 211-228

Some theoretical concepts of globalisation and citizenship are discussed in the article as well as the changing role of citizenship education in transforming Lithuanian Society. The author points out that many problems in contemporary Lithuanian society arise from the fact that the relationship between individuals and the state is changing fundamentally. The state should broaden “positive” choices and support an individual by ensuring principles of equality in basic human rights and access to opportunities. On the other hand, an individual has to take the responsibility for his/her own life becoming a decisive factor in choosing personal life style and in building up civic community. In this respect it is expected that Citizenship Education plays an important role in educating competence and attitudes toward own responsibilities, in educating mental and practical skills for positive civic participation.
Subject (LC):
exclusion, citizenship education, teacher training
Περιέχει βιβλιογραφία, Το άρθρο περιέχεται στο special issue: from a national identity to a European one, J. A. Spinthourakis & I. Kamarianos, guest editors