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Tools for a democratic society

Author(s) Hugo Verkest  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2001  
Editor A. Ross, Learning for Democratic Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Keywords/Abstract
This paper addresses the underlying philosophical and ethical issues concerning citizenship and identity by combining a modern fairy tale with some practical examples and ideas to improve professional practice in schools and colleges. A narrative description of the desires of young people in society introduces an inductive method for analysing the modifications of citizenship. Learning for a democratic society means the presence of the third adult in development through childhood. Childhood also means playing. In our research we have observed how children articulate their perceptions, their thoughts and their practical solutions during some 'funny exercises. This paper addresses the underlying philosophical and ethical issues concerning citizenship and identity by combining a modern fairy tale with some practical examples and ideas to improve professional practice in schools and colleges. A narrative description of the desires of young people in society introduces an inductive method for analysing the modifications of citizenship. Learning for a democratic society means the presence of the third adult in development through childhood. Childhood also means playing. In our research we have observed how children articulate their perceptions, their thoughts and their practical solutions during some 'funny exercises'.
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