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dc.contributor.authorBiesta, G J J-
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-12T11:13:34Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-12T11:13:34Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1697-
dc.description.abstractHow might European higher education contribute to the promotion and development of European citizenship? In this article, the author addresses this question through a critical discussion of the notions of ‘active citizenship’ and ‘civic competence’, which play a central role in current policy and research on the role of education in the development of European citizenship. The author argues that there is a tendency within the idea of ‘active citizenship’ to depoliticise the very idea of citizenship because it is based upon a consensus notion of democracy and a functionalist understanding of citizenship and the formation of citizens. The author also argues that the idea of civic competence reduces civic learning and political education to a form of socialisation which undermines rather than supports political agency. For these reasons, the author argues that European higher education should not aim to become a socialising agent for the production of the competent active citizen but should seek to support modes of political action and civic learning that embody a commitment to a more critical and more political form of European citizenship than what is envisaged in the ideas of ‘active citizenship’ and ‘civic competence’.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSymposium Journals-
dc.relationBiesta GJJ (2009) What Kind of Citizenship for European Higher Education? Beyond the Competent Active Citizen, European Educational Research Journal, 8 (2), pp. 146-158.-
dc.rightsPublished in the European Educational Research Journal. Copyright: Symposium Journals.; Open Access. Publisher statement: "Please note that all articles published within Symposium journals automatically become open access 18 months after publication, so authors are asked to respect that embargo period". http://www.wwwords.co.uk/eerj/howtocontribute.asp-
dc.subject.lcshCitizenship European Union countries-
dc.subject.lcshDemocracy and education-
dc.subject.lcshLearning, Psychology of-
dc.titleWhat Kind of Citizenship for European Higher Education? Beyond the Competent Active Citizenen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2011-06-30T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher conditions require an 18 month embargo.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2304/eerj.2009.8.2.146-
dc.citation.jtitleEuropean Educational Research Journal-
dc.citation.issn1474-9041-
dc.citation.volume8-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage146-
dc.citation.epage158-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.wwwords.co.uk/rss/abstract.asp?j=eerj&aid=3603&doi=1-
dc.author.emailgertbiesta@gmail.com-
dc.contributor.affiliationEducation Management and Support-
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