As the UK transitions to a new political and diplomatic relationship with the European Union, it is timely to reflect on, celebrate and critically appraise ways in which education has evolved in the UK and in mainland Europe in response to opportunities offered by European co-operation. The papers here are linked by a broadly European perspective, focussing on both the European Union and the Council of Europe (of which the UK remains a member state). They remind us of European institutional commitments to social justice, to human rights and to combatting discrimination. They provide research-based case studies of how this commitment is being enacted, or in some cases compromised.
Publication date: 1 March 2020
The Council of Europe's Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture : Policy context, content and impact, Martyn Barrett (University of Surrey, UK)
'Boosting resilience' and 'safeguarding youngsters at risk': Critically examining the European Commission's educational responses to radicalization and violent extremism, Eleni Christodoulou (Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany)
Liberal education in turbulent times: Policy, pedagogy and their effects in European comparison, Peter Kelly (University of Plymouth, UK)
Improving Roma participation in European early childhood education systems through cultural brokering. Sarah Klaus (Open Society Foundations, UK) and Iram Siraj (University of Oxford, UK)
Informal patriotic education in Poland: Homeland, history and citizenship in patriotic books for children, Catriona McDermid (Language teacher, translator and editor, London, UK)
Young Europeans' constructions of a Europe of human rights, Alistair Ross (London Metropolitan University, UK)