Article published in the Bulgarian Journal "Pedagogika" Issue 1/12, p. 29-42
This article presents a series of events – the Educators’ Consultations – introducing the findings of the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2009) to educational practitioners in a variety of European Countries.
It will be argued, that the ICCS findings support approaches in citizenship education as promoted by the Council of Europe, including a holistic view on knowledge, skills and attitudes/dispositions, a focus on democratic school development and an integration of young people’s civic experiences in the wider community. Training activities (both pre- and in-service) should, therefore, equip educators with the strategies, methodologies and skills needed to become effective supporters of young people’s development as active citizens.
The article introduces the European Wergeland Centre, the initiator of these events, followed by an outline of the ICCS approach and selected findings of the study. Concluding, highlights from experiences regarding past Educators’ Consultations are presented.Download article (English)Download the Bulgarian journal article "Pedagogika" Issue 1/12