Young People’s Perceptions of World Cultural Heritage: Suggestions for a Critical and Reflexive World Heritage Education

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Röll, V.; Meyer, C.: Young People’s Perceptions of World Cultural Heritage: Suggestions for a Critical and Reflexive World Heritage Education. In: Sustainability 12 (2020), Nr. 20, 8640. DOI:

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The paper analyses and discusses the perspectives of young people on World Cultural Heritage (WCH), focusing on their presumed reasons of its imbalanced global distribution. The qualitative study is based upon focus groups conducted with 43 secondary school students aged 14–17 years from Lower Saxony, Germany. The findings reveal Eurocentric thinking patterns. Furthermore, a site visit took place after the focus groups exploring the universal and personal values the participants attach to the WCH using hermeneutic photography. Due to these results and building upon an education for sustainable development that empowers learners to become sustainability citizens, the authors provide suggestions for a critical and reflexive World (Cultural) Heritage education.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0 Unported
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2020
Appears in Collections:Philosophische Fakultät

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2 image of flag of United States United States 5 20.00%
3 image of flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 3 12.00%
4 image of flag of No geo information available No geo information available 2 8.00%
5 image of flag of Hungary Hungary 2 8.00%
6 image of flag of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 4.00%

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