Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School

An International Comparative Study in Seven European Countries

  • Jaap Scheerens

Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Jaap Scheerens
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ralf Maslowski, Heiko Breit, Lutz Eckensberger, Jaap Scheerens
    Pages 11-24
  4. Petros Pashiardis, Maria Georgiou, Mihales Georghiou
    Pages 51-74
  5. Lejf Moos, John Krejsler, Per Fibæk Laursen
    Pages 75-103
  6. Sally Thomas, Wen Jung Peng, Wan Ching Yee
    Pages 105-151
  7. Hermann Josef Abs, Heiko Breit, Annette Huppert, Anne Schmidt, Stefan Müller-Mathis
    Pages 153-200
  8. Giovanna Barzanò, Emanuela Brumana, Gianfrancesco Musumeci, Valeria Pastore, Mauro Palumbo, Marco Razzi
    Pages 201-241
  9. Megdonia Paunescu, Radu Alexandrescu
    Pages 243-260
  10. Maria Hendriks, Jaap Scheerens
    Pages 261-304
  11. Jaap Scheerens
    Pages 327-362
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 363-369

About this book


Active citizenship is an objective of schooling in an increasingly complex context, in which social cohesion of the multicultural society is a cause for growing societal concern. International co-operation between European countries and a growing heterogeneity of the (school) populations of most European countries have led to an increased interest in education for citizenship. The core question dealt with pertains to the role that schools can play in developing citizenship through formal and informal learning.

Day-to-day school life is seen as a rich environment in which aspects of functioning in a democratic society and dynamic interplay with rules, leadership and peers with different backgrounds are experienced and form a source of learning. In this view the school context functions as a micro-cosmos to exercise “school citizenship” as a bridge to societal citizenship and state citizenship. The book brings together material from Cyprus, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Romania and The Netherlands.


Peers active citizenship education informal learning interculturality learning school school learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaap Scheerens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational Organization & ManagementUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands

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