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Revista Electrónica Educare

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TORRES BUGDUD, Arturo; ALVAREZ AGUILAR, Nivia  and  OBANDO RODRIGUEZ, María del Roble. Education for Democratic Citizenship in Educational Institutions: The Socio-educational Approach. Educare [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.3, pp.151-172. ISSN 1409-4258.

Citizenship education is one  of the  most  relevant  topics in education. It comprises  key aspects  of the  student’s personal  and social behavior, and has significant points  of convergence with other areas of the educational practice. Democracy is emphasized in this paper as an important feature of citizenship education, which requires special attention in terms of its socio-educational approach. Citizenship education may be studied  from different scientific disciplines; in this case, the pedagogical approach  is studied  from the social perspective. The main objective of this paper is to discuss the theoretical  basis on the subject matter  of this project, through studies conducted in different  contexts  of the  social sciences, underlining  the  importance of citizenship  education today, regardless  of the  educational level in which it is taught. Analysis-synthesis and  historical- logical methods were used to assess the background on the subject, obtaining results that could be developed in the educational institutions, in the future.

Keywords : Citizenship education; democracy; socio-educational approach  of citizenship education; pedagogical approach.

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