The construction of identities in the present society: a challenge for the education and for the dem

Francisco Rodríguez Lestegás


The traditional conceptualization of a collective identity linked to a state-nation is being seriously questioned. The vindication of specific identities on the part of diverse regional, ethnic or cultural groups coexists with a globalisation process that tends to the cultural standardization and the uniformity of life ways and shared values. This paper deals with the process of incorporation of the knowledge of Europe to the school culture and the outstanding role of the education in the construction of an intercultural European identity based on the acceptance of multiple simultaneous identities.


Key Words: National identity, European identity, multiple identities, intercultural education.

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