Civic Education in the Context of Migration

Politische Bildung im Kontext der Migration

Edited by Ewa Bobrowska, Dorota Gierszewski, Julia Kluzowicz

Jagiellonian University Press

Civic Education in the Context of Migration

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Pub Date: February 2019

ISBN: 9788323345060

150 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Civic Education in the Context of Migration

Politische Bildung im Kontext der Migration

Edited by Ewa Bobrowska, Dorota Gierszewski, Julia Kluzowicz

Jagiellonian University Press

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The intensified migration experienced in recent years in Europe has confronted the continent with numerous problems. It requires from it not only readiness to provide emergency help to migrants, but also to address the issue of their permanent presence in a world that was not prepared for it. This book considers migration in terms of a particular aspect, the question of what role adult civic education can play in the process of the integration of newcomers with host communities, as well as how it should change itself in order to meet the tasks set before it.

The book presents papers that originate from three different countries: Germany, Poland, and Ukraine. In each of them, migration processes assumed different forms and revealed diverse reactions toward the same issue. The publication does not aim at diagnosing the situation in each country separately but rather at confronting different perspectives applied to problems that resemble each other even if they remain differentiated in many regards. The common trait of these statements is the conviction that successful integration should not be equated with a process that only assumes migrants' adjustment to existing, non-negotiable conditions. Conversely, its accomplishment is also determined by the locals' readiness for social change, their openness towards the new and the unpredictable. Indeed, democratic thought is imprinted in this kind of openness, therefore the following volume discusses the methods of transmission of democratic values that would not negate the freedom of the people for whom democracy remains a novelty.

About the Author

EWA BOBROWSKA is a sociologist and head of the Department of Social Pedagogy and Andragogy of the Jagiellonian University. Her academic interests are the social foundations of democracy, discourse analysis – methodological problems and individual research, and social pedagogy as a form of civic education.

DOROTA GIERSZEWSKI is an adjunct at the Department of Social Pedagogy and Andragogy at the Institute of Pedagogy of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her research and academic interests encompass andragogy, civic education, and civic society. She is the author of numerous academic publications and research papers on these topics, and she collaborates with nongovernmental organizations and research and educational institutions in Poland and abroad.

JULIA KLUZOWICZ is a doctor of social sciences in the field of pedagogy. She works at the Department of Social Pedagogy and Andragogy at the Institute of Pedagogy of the Jagiellonian University. She is interested in the broadly understood animation of culture in the anthropological perspective, with an emphasis on theatrical initiatives geared towards the development of local communities. She is also involved in animation practice, focused around the theater and visual arts, which complements and inspires her scholarly activity.