Creating the European
Kuhn and Ronald G. Sultana (Eds.)
York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 298
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many ways, education mirrors society by reflecting changing and emergent
goals and values as well as by contributing to both the reproduction and
production of particular life forms. In the context of the formative project
«Europe,» education is called upon to play an increasingly
central role, one that is responsive to particular images of the European
Union and to its aspirations and goals. The widespread conviction is that
education and training will re-invigorate ailing economies, and that, in
the context of globalization, national and regional competitiveness will
only prevail if there is a qualitative continued improvement in human capital.
This volume critically examines such claims, considering the ways in which
learning is being constructed across Europe and the implications this has
for notions of democratic citizenship and education.
List of contents
the European Society
Creating the European learning citizen:
citizen for which Europe?
Kuhn and Ronald G. Sultana 1
case of the UK: Homo Sapiens Europæus vs Homo
Atlanticus? European Learning Citizen or
Dale and Susan Robertson 21
learning traditions in the context of the European Union
and the learning citizen: tensions and possibilities
the shift from national to post-national identities
Field and Mark Murphy 69
in the bazaar: pro-active citizenship in the
M. Magalhães and Stephen R. Stoer 83
modification of learning through cultural traditions
and European policies for lifelong learning:
assessment of developments within the context of the
Stuart and Ian Greenwood 131
can drive the education and training dimension
the National Action Plans?
learning for civic employees and employable citizens?
Bjørn Ure 167
citizens: from belonging to learning
Seddon and Suzanne Mellor 189
of lifelong leaning and the knowledge economy/society
Europe: what regional patterns are emerging?
the ‘European’ in education and training
European dimension in teacher training in France:
the circle? / Dominique Ulma 277