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Citizenship 'in Between': the local and the global scope of European citizenship in Swedish education policy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Teaching and Learning in the Humanities (CeHum).
2012 (English)In: Intercultural Policies and Education / [ed] Susana Goncales & Markus A Carpenter, Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2012, 193-203 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the past twenty years the concept of citizenship has surfaced as a criticalone in the Europeanisation-through-education project of the European Union.In this chapter Sweden is highlighted as one ‘local’ setting for educationalpolicy in the EU. The aim is to shed light on one way in which EU requirementsthat its Member states provide for European citizenship are being receivedand implemented in ‘local’ national European educational settings. Itis argued that the Swedish example depicts a nation-transcending Europeancitizenship that can be considered as paradoxical: centered equally on territorialindependence and territorial dependence as important aspects of citizenshipand citizenship education. This paradox as regards the envisionedformation of citizens in Europe calls for further exploration of how supranationalEU educational policy requirements regarding European citizenshipare received and handled in ‘local’ – that is, national – educational settingsin Europe.

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Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2012. 193-203 p.
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Education policy, European Union, Citizenship, Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85949ISBN: ISBN 978-3-0343-1157-1OAI: diva2:585643
Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved

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