International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Citizenship Education as Key Driver for Social Development: A Case Study in the City Of Rio De Janeiro
Ana Paula Soares Carvalho, Filippo Bignami

In recent decades there has been vivid debate on the positive aspects of developing good citizenship education programs in basic education. In this article, we describe the experience of developing and testing a citizenship education module that involves the use of active learning methodologies in a secondary school in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in the year 2018. The article illustrates and clarifies theoretical suggestions on citizenship education scope, informs on the Rio de Janeiro (and Brazilian) educational framework and explains the settingup of the citizenship education module and its test. Sharing this experience aims to be useful for those interested in elaborating strategies of dealing with the subject of citizenship in school environments in general, as well as in cities with a complex social and political texture, facing specific challenges to significant progress in social development and democratic conditions.

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