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New books in book series Moral Development and Citizenship Education

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The Brill book series Moral Development and Citizenship has published in 2022 the following 5 books (series-editors Wiel Veugelers and Kirsi Tirri)

Global Citizenship Education in the Global South
Educators’ Perceptions and Practices
Volume: 21
Volume Editors: Emiliano Bosio and Yusef Waghid

Teachers’ Professional Ethics
Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Research from Finland
Volume: 20
Authors: Kirsi Tirri and Elina Kuusisto

The Challenge of Radicalization and Extremism
Integrating Research on Education and Citizenship in the Context of Migration
Volume: 19
Volume Editors: Eveline Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger, Hermann J. Abs, and Kerstin Göbel

The VaKE Handbook
Theory and Practice of Values and Knowledge Education
Volume: 18
Volume Editors: Sieglinde Weyringer, Jean-Luc Patry, Dimitrios Pnevmatikos, and Frédérique Brossard Børhaug

Activist Pedagogy and Shared Education in Divided Societies
International Perspectives and Next Practices
Volume: 17
Volume Editors: Dafna Yitzhaki, Tony Gallagher, Nimrod Aloni, and Zehavit Gross

Different views on Global Citizenship Education: Making Global Citizenship More Critical, Political and Social Justice.

Bookchapter in Schugurensky, D. & Wolhuter, C. (Eds.) (2020). Global Citizenship Education in Teacher Education. London: Routledge.

Table of Contents


Carlos A. Torres


Daniel Schugurensky and Charl Wolhuter

Chapter 1

Different views on global citizenship education: Making global citizenship education more critical, political and justice-oriented

Wiel Veugelers

Valedictory Speech June 20, 2019

Learning and Teaching in Critical-Democratic Citizenship Education

Wiel Veugelers

University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2019

In his valedictory speech as professor of education at the University of Humanistic Studies Wiel Veugelers analyses developments in theory, policy and practice of moral education and citizenship education in the past few decades. He criticises the strong focus on the individual and its adaptation to society. Instead, he argues for a stronger link of autonomy with social concern and social justice, connecting the moral and the political, and a critical and dynamic concept of democracy.

Learning should be considered as a reflective, dialogical and democratic process of meaning giving. In guiding these learning processes, teachers should include different perspectives and introduce moral values as criteria in reflection and critical thinking. Schools should be as democratic and inclusive as possible. He argues for a return to the ‘sixties’ and their combination of personal and collective emancipation, or in more contemporary concepts: the combination of autonomy and social justice.

Wiel Veugelers was professor of education at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 2002 to 2019.

You can download the book that includes the extended version of the valedictory speech at:

Book Education for Democratic Citizenship Education

Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship

Wiel Veugelers (ed.) (2019)

Leiden/Boston: Brill Sense

Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship (EDIC) is very relevant in contemporary societies. All citizens, but in particular teachers, curriculum developers, educational policy makers, and educational professionals in civil society (NGOs) have a crucial role in this. Seven European universities are working together in developing a curriculum to prepare their students for this important academic, social and political task (Helsinki, Tallinn, Prague, Bath Spa, Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Humanistic Studies Utrecht). (see As part of an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership they each develop a module in the area of moral, intercultural and citizenship education. All modules are international and inquiry oriented, and make links with society.    

In this book the leading scholars write the theoretical background of their module, their curriculum guidelines and goals, the concrete programmes, and the experiences of students. The universities had an annual intensive programme in which students and teachers of all universities came together to have try-outs of parts of the modules. These programmes contributed strongly to the network building of researchers, teachers and students. All these activities have given a strong stimulus to the implementation of Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship in the participating universities and in educational organisations worldwide. The experiences show both the necessity and the relevance of this topic and this kind of collaboration.

You can download the (open access) book ‘Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship’ at:

Erasmus + Strategic Partnership EDIC+

Each university has developed an EDIC+module in the area of its own expertise on moral and citizenship education. These modules are available for Master- and PhD-students specialising in the field of education. Each university will organise a national seminar to disseminate the program in May 2019. A final conference will be held in Utrecht on June 19-20, 2019.

For more information or to enrol in a module, go to or send an email to Danielle Drenth,

Education plays a central role in preparing youngsters for a democratic society, for active participation and greater social justice and tolerance in all domains of society. Given this important task for education, it is necessary to train a new generation of educational professionals that can contribute to this development.

EDIC+ is an Erasmus Strategic Partnership on education and intercultural citizenship for Master- and PhD-students from all over Europe and from outside Europe. EDIC+ is a collaboration of the University of Barcelona, Bath-Spa University, the University of Helsinki, Charles University Prague, the University of Tallinn, Aristotle University Thessaloniki and the University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht.

The programme is coordinated by Prof. Wiel Veugelers from the University of Humanistic Studies (

The main focus of this international educational programme is to establish a platform for young educators and researchers to work and learn together, to have international experiences, to create opportunities to publish and to contribute to each other?s projects for educational change.


  • University of Helsinki (29-10-2018 – 16-12-2018) Teachers Moral Competence in Pedagogical Encounters
  • Tallinn University (02-11-2018 – 14-12-2018) Educational Policy and Citizenship Education
  • Bath Spa University (14-01-2019 – 25-01-2019) Social and Educational Inclusion in Schools and their Communities
  • University of Humanist ic Studies, Utrecht (18-02-2019 – 22-02-2019) Theory and Practice of Citizenship Education: Teaching Democracy and Tolerance
  • University of Barcelona (01-04-2019 – 21-05-2019). Ethical Competences for Democratic Citizenship at School and in Families
  • Charles University, Prague (09-04-2019 – 22-04-2019). Theater of the Oppressed and Educational Activities in Civil Society
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (04-03-2019 – 31-05-2019). Multicultural/Intercultural Education