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Partisipation of student youth as a component of formation civic competence

Author: Hladun Vitalii Viktorovich
Fund: Articles
Category: Pedagogy
Keywords: civic competence, participation, democracy, student self-government.

Hladun, V. (2019). Partysypatsiia uchnivskoi molodi yak skladova formuvannia hromadianskoi kompetentnosti [Participation of student youth as a component of the formation of civic competence ]. Nova pedahohichna dumka, 4, 145–149. [in Ukrainian].


The article substantiates the process of civic competence formation of student youth through participation in the educational environment. The problem of civic competence formation among students was covered by the domestic and foreign researchers from different views. American educators have played a leading role in the study and implementation of the civic engagement among youth and they understand this process as a means of educating a law-abiding citizen of their own state and at the same time a competent, full-fledged citizen of the world. Most scholars believe that the conditions should be created in schools to involve children in the work at children and youth organizations, which contribute to the development of a person and one’s civic component. Particular attention should be paid to the consideration of the European Charter about the participation of young people in a public life at regional levels. Participation in a political and cultural life is one of the fundamental human rights recognized in a number of international human rights treaties, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Participation is also one of the fundamental principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Accordingly many human rights are difficult to access without the participation. Youth participation is not an end in itself, but a means of achieving a positive change in young people’s lives and building a better society. The main ways of student youth participation are revealed and the reasons to develop the participation skills at school are identified.