Citizenship Education and Human Rights in the Spanish Primary School Curriculum: The Teacher's

Maria-Carme Boqué, Mercè Pañellas, Montserrat Alguacil
2013 Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal  
The declaration by the European Council of 2005 as the European Year of Citizenship through Education represented a clear boost to the current educational policies aiming at constructing active and democratic citizenship in different countries. The introduction of «Citizenship Education and Human Rights» (CE&HR), as a new subject in the Spanish Primary School curriculum, has been a source of controversy and rejection by different social sectors. This paper deals with the CE&HR teacher's point
more » ... view, and presents the results of an in-depth semi-structured interview with 17 sections, answered by 27 teachers belonging to different schools settled in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. The study aims at increasing efficiency in promoting and constructing active citizenship from the educational perspective. Results indicate the teachers' strong need of training in citizenship both initial and in-service, and the teachers' requirement for more time to give the CE&HR subject.
doi:10.20533/licej.2040.2589.2013.0162 fatcat:zvczwusimjdgfb24chumcrzf3e