Christine Zeuner

,Citizenship Education‘ – Brücke zu einer europäischen Identität?


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Traditionally, concepts of citizenship education aim at integrating immigrants as well as new genera-tions of citizens in a certain society. The concepts are usually closely related to the idea of a ‘nation-state’, implying rights of inclusion and exclusion according to social and political status. An extended understanding of citizenship education as it was for example developed in the notion of global learn-ing, which aims at the ‘global citizens’, surpasses the boundaries of national thinking. Various interna-tional concepts of citizen, citizenship, and citizenship education are discussed in order to develop a concept of European citizenship education which might help to shape a ‘European identity’.