Panel: How does Citizenship Education affect Inequalities?

24 Oct 2019
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Panel: How does Citizenship Education affect Inequalities?

Introduction: Anja Neundorf, University of Glasgow, UK

Discussion with
Rachel Binnie
, Glasgow City Council, UK
Anja Neundorf
, University of Glasgow, UK
Felisa Tibbitts
, Columbia University, USA

Facilitation: Caroline Hornstein Tomic, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Member of the NECE Advisory Board, Croatia

If citizenship education supplies knowledge and promotes participation among structurally disadvantaged groups, it supports/ enables them to raise their voices, to strengthen their contribution to a public discussion and to maybe strengthen their influence on social and political developments. Citizenship educators are not merely spectators, but may very well be actors of and contributors to social and political change. Should this be the aim of citizenship education? How much focus on disadvantaged groups is advisable?