Abs Hermann Josef & Veldhuis Ruud (2006). Indicators on Active Citizenship for Democracy : â€“ the social, cultural and economic domain. Ispra : European Commissionâ€™s Joint Research Center. En ligne : <http://crell.jrc.ec.eur ... ence/03_AbsVeldhuis.pdf>.
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BibTeX citation key: Abs2006
Keywords: Ă©ducation civique
Creators: Abs, Veldhuis
Publisher: European Commissionâ€™s Joint Research Center (Ispra)
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"This paper starts with a conceptual analysis of active citizenship, based on a functional approach distinguishing four dimensions of citizenship: Firstly, the cultural function of citizenship which consists of the tradition of patterns dealing with contingency. Secondly, the economic function which deals with the efficient and sustainable allocation of material resources. Thirdly, the political function which is directed to the process of generally binding decision-making. Fourthly, the social function which
consists of developing the human resources for living together in everyday life.
Active Citizenship for Democracy is described as a set of competencies and behaviours which are apt to fulfil these functions. A comprehensive framework on possible indicators both for competencies and for behaviour is laid down. Competencies as the personal level outcome of citizenship education,
enculturation and socialisation are divided up into knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and identity
aspects. A minimum package of such competencies is suggested. Behaviour gets systematised according to the four functions above. In this we reproduce the idea that behaviour can be systemised by the functional dimensions.
During the work on this paper the authors came to know clearly that the division of active citizenship indicators into the political domain on the one hand and in the cultural, economical and social domain on the other hand is dubious. So there really are arguments for taking the division into competencies and behaviour as leading distinction of indicators in the course of composite indicator building."
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