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Conclusions

  • Jaap Scheerens
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 14)

The general aims of this study were to clarify the core and related concepts of citizenship as a concern for schooling, and study informal learning embedded in the school context in more detail. In order to achieve this aim, the state of the art of dealing with citizenship in schools in the participating countries was described on the basis of intensive case studies of a limited number of schools. The case study analyses dealt with the general issue of the “teach ability” of citizenship at school, strengths and weaknesses of the context embedded and the explicit teaching approaches, the quality of methods and materials, and the possibility to assess the realization of citizenship at school by means of quantitative and qualitative assessment approaches. In the school analyses, school composition, in the sense of the proportion of students with a minority background, was used as an important stratification variable. The study was also intended to deliver conclusions about a common core in objectives concerning citizenship across European countries, about promising embedded and explicit approaches, and to the feasibility of assessment approaches. In this final chapter the balance of the study is made up, on the basis of a conclusive analysis on how the results have contributed to the stated aims. First, the core definitions and more precise objective of the study will be summarized once more.

Keywords

Minority Student School Principal School Culture Foreign Student Active Citizenship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaap Scheerens
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  1. 1.Department of Educational Organization and ManagementUniversity of Twentethe Netherlands

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