The Meaning of Citizenship in Social Inequality Contexts: Guidelines for a Comprehensive Education

Alma A. Ramírez Iñiguez


This article analyses the sense of citizenship education currently regarding the social inequality in the global era. For this, a conceptual framework about citizenship meaning is stablished and the need of a conceptual change is highlighted taking into account the social transformations, the increase of inequality in the worldwide and the neoliberal model hegemony in last decades. Based on this, some relevant Ibero American educational experiences in citizenship education are analyzed and their results are discussed. From this, some key elements involved in education for inclusive citizenship are pointed out as well as their contribution for social inequality decrease.


Citizenship Education; Global Education; Educational Practices; Inclusive Education



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