Education has an important task in preparing young people for their participation in society. Citizenship is now the central concept for scholars and practitioners who engage in this educational task. It concerns both legal rights and obligations, and how people live together in communities, nations, and in the global world. People can, and often do, have different ideas about what makes a good citizen and what are good ways of living together. They may also have different ideas about how education can contribute to citizenship development.

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