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Political Literacy
Political literacy
IanDavies
Introduction

In 1969, Bernard Crick, referring to the introducing of politics in schools argued: ‘Since it cannot be avoided, it had better be faced. Since it should not be avoided, quite a lot of care and time should be given to it. And since it is an interesting subject, it should be taught in an interesting manner’ (Crick, 1969: cited in Crick, 2000: 5).

The influential essay from which the above quotation is taken contains many significant ideas. Some of those ideas were discussed in the collection of work edited by Crick and Porter (1978) on Political Education and Political Literacy and the whole piece was reprinted with a very brief foreword in a collection on citizenship edited by Crick in the year 2000 ...

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