Europe turned local - the local turned European?

Constructions of "Europe" in Social Studies curricula across Europe

Edited by: Stavroula Philippou

This book draws theoretically and methodologically from the sociology of curriculum, educational policy, and comparative education to meta-analyze the findings of nine separate studies exploring constructions of "Europe" in the secondary school curricula of Social Studies from a number of countries: Germany, Greece, France, Poland, Cyprus, Sweden, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, as well as the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (Spain). The objectives of the book are threefold: first, to explore constructions of "Europe" and "European identity-citizenship" in these countries' curricula; second, to explore whether, and, if so, how these findings indicate a "Europeanization" of national curricula; and third, to discuss the similarities, differences, continuities, discontinuities, and tensions identified when comparing these curricula. (Series: Europa lernen. Perspektiven fur eine Didaktik europaischer Kulturstudien - Vol. 2)

340 pages

Publication Date: 11/22/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902580