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Reaching the Hard-To-Reach with Civic Education on the European Union: Insights from a German Model Project

Department of Political Science, University of Goettingen, Platz der Goettinger Sieben 3, 37073 Goettingen, Germany
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(10), 173; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100173
Received: 22 July 2020 / Revised: 21 September 2020 / Accepted: 23 September 2020 / Published: 30 September 2020
So-called “hard-to-reach” learners with a lower level of formal education have been identified as a “challenge” for civic education and have been neglected with regard to civic education in the past. However, these young people do deal with political processes that relate to their everyday lives; they simply do not perceive these processes as political. The same holds true for the topic of the European Union. To date, hardly any teaching concepts and learning materials for civic education on the European Union that are specially designed for hard-to-reach youth have been available. This paper discusses the relevance, challenges, and promising approaches used to address this severe deficit in the research and practice of civic education regarding the EU. It focuses on the situation in Germany and presents the Jean Monnet project “Junge Menschen erreichbar machen mit politischer Europabildung” (JUMPER). Here, workshops with a focus on the European Union are developed—specifically tailored to the needs of the target group, carried out with pupils in the vocational transition system, and accompanied by systematic evaluation. Finally, conclusions are drawn for civic education and research regarding hard-to-reach youth. View Full-Text
Keywords: civic education; European Union; hard-to-reach learners; empirical research; vocational transition system; simulation game civic education; European Union; hard-to-reach learners; empirical research; vocational transition system; simulation game
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Oberle, M.; Stamer, M.-M. Reaching the Hard-To-Reach with Civic Education on the European Union: Insights from a German Model Project. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 173. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100173

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Oberle M, Stamer M-M. Reaching the Hard-To-Reach with Civic Education on the European Union: Insights from a German Model Project. Social Sciences. 2020; 9(10):173. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100173

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Oberle, Monika; Stamer, Märthe-Maria. 2020. "Reaching the Hard-To-Reach with Civic Education on the European Union: Insights from a German Model Project" Soc. Sci. 9, no. 10: 173. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100173

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