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Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Education for citizenship and democracy
Howard Gibson

Introduction

In 1998, under the guidance of Professor Bernard Crick, an Advisory Group on Citizenship issued its report on Education for Citizenship and the Teaching of Democracy in Schools (QCA, 1998). The outcome of this report was the introduction of citizenship education to primary-aged pupils from September 2000, and to secondary pupils from September 2002. Crick had concluded that there were three principal strands of the citizenship curriculum: social and moral responsibility, community involvement, and political literacy. The third of these, political literacy or education for democracy, has had less attention than other aspects of citizenship education and Crick later acknowledged that his committee's recommendations for teaching politics were limited. This chapter looks at different ...

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