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Do Students’ Dreams Now Fit in Ballot Boxes?

  • Gonzalo Jover
  • López-Martín
  • Patricia Quiroga
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy book series (GCED)

Abstract

In 1999 the Higher Education and Research Committee of the Council of Europe launched a project called ‘Universities as Sites of Citizenship and Civic Responsibility,’ in which 28 universities from Europe and the United States took part. The project sought to determine the role of institutions of higher education in the development of democratic practices and values, especially by student participation in decision-making processes. The final report of the project warned of the difficulties found in the structures and culture of universities for carrying out such civic functions. Among these difficulties, it emphasized that at nearly all the universities observed, ‘student participation in university governance and in asserting or understanding their rights as students are characterized by a pervasive passivity bordering on indifference’ (Plantan, 2002, p. 13).

Keywords

Political Participation Student Participation Virtual Space Civic Education European High Education Area 
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  • Gonzalo Jover
  • López-Martín
  • Patricia Quiroga

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