Civic education and citizenship building in chile after the dictatorship, what are we and where are we going?
- Ciencia Política y Gestión Pública
- Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas
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- Revista Austral de Ciencias Sociales, Vol. 35, 63-82, 2018
- Ciudadanía - Educación Cívica - Participación Política - Democracia
- Cultura y Sociedad 
- More than a decade ago, Chile has been discussing, at a political and academic level, the relevance of (re) installing civic education in the school curriculum. This, in some way motivated, by the situation of apathy, disinterest and the low levels of political participation demonstrated by the citizens since the return to democracy. Thus, the objective of this paper is to critically analyze, from political history, the trajectory and construction of civic education and citizenship. The question that guides the argument is to what extent the way in which civic education is conceived influences the construction of citizenship? Our assumption is that, historically, it has tended towards the generation of a passive citizenship and that, the return to democracy, did not imply a change in this regard. Therefore, its implementation has not meant a solution to the situation observed.