Vol. 18 No. 4 (2019): Participation in Non-Formal Education and Community Education - Implications for Civic and Political Capital


Editors of this Issue

João Caramelo, University of Porto, Portugal 

Camilla Fitzsimons, Maynooth University, Irland

Isabel Menezes, University of Porto, Portugal

This issue of the JSSE aims to address how non-formal and community education experiences might contribute to the civic and political identities and experiences of children, youth, adults and seniors. Even if education is for long recognized as a key predictor of civic and political engagement and participation, it is also true that both educational policy and research seem to privilege the impact of formal education. This special issue seeks to shine a light on practices of non-formal and community education, by exploring whether and how they relate to civic and political participation.

Published: 2019-12-31