Citizenship and Democracy in Schools

Diversity, identity, equality


The articles in this book offer a critique of the citizenship curriculum in England. A convincing case is made for an inclusive citizenship agenda that builds on human rights (including children’s rights) education, multicultural education and antiracist education. The articles and reports explore theory and good practice in this inclusive approach to citizenship education.

The book is divided into three parts. In Part 1 the moral and legal requirements of the Human Rights Act and the Convention on the Rights of the Child are placed at the centre of the Citizenship agenda. In Part 2 the role of citizenship education in a plural society is explored. One of the articles in this part illustrates the potential in Modern Foriegn Language teaching for providing the means by which learners can critically refelct on their own society and values. Part 3 offers practical examples of good practice.

Articles refer to primary and secondary schools in England, schools in South Africa and the Children’s Parliament in Rajasthan. A good range of readable articles which will engage and inspire.


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    • Book (£19.99)
    • ISBN: 9781858562223
    • No. of pages: 190

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