Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 3 | ARTICLE

Title: CITIZENSHIP AS A NEW PRIORITY OF EDUCATION

Author: Ilda Freire-Ribeiro * (ilda@ipb.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 3

Abstract:
This article deals with teaching citizenship, first from the perspective of legal norms, covering the complex denominations taken on by the education system from 1986 to 2001 that proclaimed teaching citizenship as the priority of primary education. Then, its place in teacher training is reconceptualised, aspiring to modify the traditional goals of the educational institution in accordance with social alterations and political direction so that, consequently, its agents undertake to educate and prepare young people for the exercise of democratic citizenship and to participate in the life of a plural society.

Keywords: citizenship, education policy, teachers training, holistic education




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