Citizenship Education in Changing Lithuanian Society.

Irena Zaleskene


Some theoretical concepts of globalisation and citizenship are discussed in the article as well as the changing role of citizenship ed­ucation in transforming Lithuanian Society. The author points out that many problems in contemporary Lithuanian society arise from the fact that the relationship between individuals and the state is chang­ing fundamentally. The state should broaden “positive" choices and support an individual by ensuring principles of equality in basic hu­man rights and access to opportunities. On the other hand, an indi­vidual has to take the responsibility for his/her own life becoming a decisive factor in choosing personal life style and in building up civ­ic community. In this respect it is expected that Citizenship Education plays an important role in educating competence and attitudes to­ward own responsibilities, in educating mental and practical skills for positive civic participation.

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Το Βήμα των Κοινωνικών Επιστημών (ISSN 1105-1167) - Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας, Αργοναυτών και Φιλλελήνων, 38221, Βόλος τηλ: (24210)74883-2