The Eurydice brief Citizenship Education at School in Europe - 2017 presents some of the main findings of the Eurydice report Citizenship Education at School in Europe - 2017, published in November 2017 and produced under the auspices of the European Commission.
In an age where the importance of citizenship education is becoming apparent to deal with the current threats to fundamental European values, many countries are implementing changes in their national policies. This Eurydice Brief presents some of the main findings of the November 2017 report, highlighting the differences between countries' regulations and recommendations regarding citizenship education that can affect its implementation in schools.
Data is based on existing regulations and recommendations gathered by the Eurydice Network in 42 education systems, complemented by findings from the academic literature and by interviews with relevant actors at national level.
The main themes include:
- What is citizenship education about?
- Curriculum organisation
- Learning citizenship in the classroom and beyond
- The assessment of citizenship education
- Training teachers and school heads.