Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


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The Nebraska Educator, Volume 6, Issue 2 (june 2022), pp. 100-118.



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Increasingly, global statistics have pointed out that young citizens are disengaged from democratic participation. This has captured public attention and led some countries to start creating educational policies as an attempt to implement educational citizenship programs to prepare young citizens to be active participants in a democratic society. Nevertheless, little is known regardless of the impact of those programs on democratic countries like Ecuador and the role of active citizenship at the educational level. It has led Ecuadorian younger population to avoid engaging in active social and political participation. Therefore, some national policies, international reports, specific topics related to citizenship education, and classroom practices will be analyzed in this literature review. The main goal is to invite not only policymakers but also teachers to increase their awareness about citizenship aspects so that they can truly invite students to maximize student citizenship education and active participation.