|Author(s)||Koopmann, F. Klaus|
|Editor||Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross|
The core issue of my paper is the question what we as civic educators can do better to prepare our students sustainably for their roles as enlightened and autonomous citizens being able and willing to carry on with the project of a humane and democratic society. This issue is by no means a new one. However, considering recent social and political developments which turn out to impede ? rather than to facilitate ? the improvement of a humane and democratic society as well as the effects of civic education, the need to rank this issue at the top of the civic education agenda has become tremendously urgent. To put it in simple terms: The process of de-civilization has to be met by vigorous efforts of re-civilisation, core element of which is civic education.