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Abs, Hermann Josef;
Context report on civic- and citizenship education in Germany.
EU-Socrates Project INFCIV (The development of active citizenship on the basis of informal learning at school).
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A historical introduction on citizenship education in Germany is followed by a discussion of the diverse meanings the term "citizenship" implies today. Aims, contents and methods of Civic and citizenship education within the federal structure of the German school system are presented and structures of teacher education and support for teachers are explained. Moreover the text gives a picture of current projects beyond the school subject inside and outside school. The text closes with debates on the further development of civic education focussing more on political analysis or on social engagement.
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