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Andalusia civic culture at secondary schools

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Educational Research eJournal
2254-0385
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Educational Research e-Journal
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Keywords
  • Good Citizen
  • Democracy
  • Civic Awareness
  • Educational Community
  • Didáctica Y Organización Escolar
Disciplines
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Political Science

Abstract

The construction of a teenager population’s citizenship identity is influenced by the cultural and social capital belonging to every student, as well as by two aspects of school organisation. On the one hand, there is an academic contribution motivated by the process of teaching Civic Education and, on the other hand, social connections between school and the milieu. This work studies the development of a teenage population’s citizenship identity initiated at schools, and it is based on the outcomes reached by Torney-Purta et al. (2001) and Kennedy et al (2008). The conclusions of the cited works justify the greater knowledge of the identity and awareness of the adolescent Andalusian population. The empirical basis of this approach is based on the works developed by the INJUVE (Spanish Youth Institute). The conclusion of this work is the involvement of an adolescent Andalusian population in traditional practices of citizenship (voting in the elections, abiding democratic laws, etc.) and, on the other hand, the development of civic awareness encouraged by local and family topics. The result of this conclusion is a citizenship educational proposal carried out at schools. It is based on an active learning methodology of the subject of Civic Education and volunteering in a community environment. The aim is to raise active civic awareness among the adolescent population.

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