Learning how to be an active citizen in Dublin’s Docklands: the significance of informal processes

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126940
Title:
Learning how to be an active citizen in Dublin’s Docklands: the significance of informal processes
Authors:
Breen, Marianne Dr.; Rees, Nicholas Prof.
Affiliation:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126940
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This study investigated how people learn active citizenship in Dublin’s Docklands. Informal (i.e. contextual and incidental) and non-formal (i.e. community education) learning was explored. The various types of active citizenship training were examined. The conceptual and methodological design of the present study was informed by the cross-cultural European project ETGACE (Education & Training for Governance & Active Citizenship). Sixteen life history interviews with active citizens were conducted along with 2 focus groups and 9 interviews in community resource centres. It was found that participants learned active citizenship incidentally and contextually through family influences, motherhood and during a critical event in their community. The collective nature of learning and the importance of political astuteness were clearly evident. Encouragement of the next generation of active citizens emerged as a key issue. The findings indicated that current educational interventions are employing innovative, participative and non-formal learning methods. The conclusions mirrored those of ETGACE.
Keywords:
ACTIVITY; OLDER PEOPLE
Local subject classification:
ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP; DUBLIN DOCKLANDS
Series/Report no.:
09; 08
ISBN:
9781905485963
Sponsors:
This report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBreen, Marianne Dr.en
dc.contributor.authorRees, Nicholas Prof.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-04T10:16:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-04T10:16:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-
dc.identifier.isbn9781905485963-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126940-
dc.descriptionThis study investigated how people learn active citizenship in Dublin’s Docklands. Informal (i.e. contextual and incidental) and non-formal (i.e. community education) learning was explored. The various types of active citizenship training were examined. The conceptual and methodological design of the present study was informed by the cross-cultural European project ETGACE (Education & Training for Governance & Active Citizenship). Sixteen life history interviews with active citizens were conducted along with 2 focus groups and 9 interviews in community resource centres. It was found that participants learned active citizenship incidentally and contextually through family influences, motherhood and during a critical event in their community. The collective nature of learning and the importance of political astuteness were clearly evident. Encouragement of the next generation of active citizens emerged as a key issue. The findings indicated that current educational interventions are employing innovative, participative and non-formal learning methods. The conclusions mirrored those of ETGACE.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis report was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency under its Poverty Research Initiative. The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed here are strictly those of the author(s). They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Combat Poverty Agency, which takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the accuracy of, the information contained in this Working Paper. It is presented to inform and stimulate wider debate among the policy community and among academics and practitioners in the field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en
dc.relation.ispartofseries09en
dc.relation.ispartofseries08en
dc.subjectACTIVITYen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subject.otherACTIVE CITIZENSHIPen
dc.subject.otherDUBLIN DOCKLANDSen
dc.titleLearning how to be an active citizen in Dublin’s Docklands: the significance of informal processesen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en
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