Robert Jackson, visiting Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education at Stockholm University, explores the inter-relationship between religion and belief, human rights and citizenship education.
Aliya Azam MBE, Interfaith Coordinator at the Al Khoei Foundation and Deborah Weston OBE, Director of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development at Mulberry School for Girls, describe their work bringing together Muslim students from different backgrounds in shared learning experiences. This is helpful when teaching about Faith, Identity and Diversity.
The Deliberative ClassroomGeneral Guidance for teachers explains why schools need to address topical issues in the curriculum as part of their work to build resilience to radicalisation and extremism and develop understanding of democracy
'The Prevent Duty and Controversial Issues: creating a curriculum response through Citizenship' is a new publication that offers guidance to schools and teachers as they consider and develop their response to the Prevent Duty.
The role and work of the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) has been commended by DFE Minister, Nick Gibb.
In recent correspondence with ACT, Nick Gibb who is the Minister of State for School Reform, has stated his appreciation of the expertise and support that ACT provides to schools and acknowledges the time and effort that goes into providing this.
Holocaust Memorial Day is January 27th. Next week is a great opportunity for teachers in Citizenship lessons to explore issue of genocide, holocaust and human rights. ACT would encourage teachers to download resources from the Holocaust Memorial Day website to help support such work. Discussing this with colleagues who work in History departments or arrange school assemblies would also be a way forward.
Thursday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day 2011 and marks the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau. On this day, the challenge to teachers and young people is to search out the Untold Stories of the Holocaust.