Socialization for Moral Democracy

  • Cees A. Klaassen


In the present debate on citizenship, little attention has been paid to our knowledge of the theory and practice of citizenship education. The discussion attempts to redefine the nature and quality of political life and stresses the need to develop a sense of sociocultural identity. This chapter attempts to link changing concepts of citizenship with traditions of political socialization and education. It discusses the call for and meaning of citizenship; describes citizenship and identity in a morally confused world; and revisits education for citizenship.


Welfare State Political Life Citizenship Education Present Debate Democratic Citizenship 
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