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Getting Involved

Global Citizenship Development and Sources of Moral Values

2008 - 392 pages

Fritz K. Oser (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Wiel Veugelers (University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (Eds.)

ISBN Paperback: 9789087906344 ($ 54.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789087906351 ($ 99.00)
ISBN E-Book: 9789087906368

Subject: Educational Theory, Moral Education, Teacher Education

Number 1 of the series: Moral Development and Citizenship Education

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Getting Involved

Getting involved' in society means becoming a human person by doing something for others and thus being connected to mankind and society. Youngsters who get involved, give meaning to life and develop a feeling of agency. But ‘getting involved’ is not easy. Getting involved’ is necessary for living together, creating democracy and sustainability of a global world. The paradox is that in a modern, multicultural society ‘getting involved’ is even more important than in a traditional, more monocultural society. ‘Getting involved’ relates to various scientific orientations. Political, sociological, psychological and pedagogical questions are at issue, and all of these will be consulted in this volume. The main perspective however remains the issue of identity development relating to ‘getting involved’, and will therefore be psychological. This book gives a broad overview of current research in the field of moral development and citizenship. It shows the diversity of concepts, research methodologies, and educational practices. The book also shows the influence of local social, cultural and political contexts. The book can help researchers, teacher educators, politicians and practitioners in finding new and better ways of supporting youngsters in their moral and civic identity development.
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