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The Meaning of Citizenship in Social Inequality Contexts: Guidelines for a Comprehensive Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Madrid | 2016 | p. 161-182
ISSN 1137-8654
Alma A Ramírez Iñiguez
Europe and North America
Latin America and the Caribbean

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.


Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education


Citizenship education; Global education; Intercultural education; Globalization; Inclusive education