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Assessing Citizenship Education
Assessing citizenship education

‘In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.’

Oscar Wilde

In one noted citizenship school in south-east London, teachers wrote a case study detailing their success implementing the new national curriculum. At the end of that case study, they identified areas for future work: ‘One major challenge for the school is to develop a viable framework for assessing citizenship education and planning for development, coherence and continuity in pupils' learning experiences across the key stages’ (Douglas and Hudson, 2003: 206).

They also acknowledged that an even more challenging task lay ahead in creating a set of indicators by which they might judge ‘the success and quality of citizenship education in the formal curriculum, in the school's culture and ethos and in ...

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