Looking ahead: what does the future hold for citizenship education?

Michael Grimes
Thursday 26 January 2012

Citizenship could lose its National Curriculum status if the Government accepts the recommendations of the Curriculum Review Expert Panel to downgrade the subject to the basic curriculum. What kind of curriculum framework will help ensure the next generation of citizens get the civic and political education they need?

Our new paper Curriculum Thinking defines the essential elements of citizenship education and sets out five principles for effective citizenship teaching.

Please share it. And we’d love to hear what you think: is it useful, have we missed anything, are there key people that we should be showing it to?

Curriculum Thinking was developed in partnership with the Association for Citizenship Teaching.

One Response to “Looking ahead: what does the future hold for citizenship education?”

  1. Karl Sweeney says:

    Hello
    Overall – excellent . Like the clarity of presentation and the ditillation of all that is essential about good Cit Ed.
    Two suggestions for you to consider:
    1. Making a link in the document with the ‘SMSC’ and ‘Behaviour and Safety’ elements of the new Ofsted Framework
    2. Making reference (in the Economic Understanding section) to the fact that most of the local, regional, national and global environmental challenges we face today originate in and are soluble through our economic activity as producers and consumers.
    All the best and keep up the great work.
    Karl Sweeney

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