Citizenship education has a unique role on the National Curriculum as it teaches about life beyond the school gates. It demonstrates the life skills required to navigate laws, democratically participate, understand the economy and tackle injustice. A good grounding in Citizenship education may produce a more tolerant, cohesive and connected society.
For more than two decades, ACT has been promoting citizenship education in schools across the UK. Our goal is to ensure every child in every school receives high quality citizenship education so they can play an active part in developing a more inclusive and fair democratic society.
To influence change in the classroom, and at a national level, we are committed to research-informed best practice when producing our learning materials, CPD events and policy recommendations.
National Citizenship Education Study
ACT is committed to research-informed best practice
ACT is working with Middlesex University on an innovative national research project to evaluate the impact of Citizenship education in schools. This will allow us to identify and promote best practice going forward, and it will help participating schools to evaluate their own Citizenship and Personal Development provision.
To find out more about The National Citizenship Study follow the link below.
More about our research work
One of ACT’s objectives is to promote research into citizenship education. Below, we share some of our own research projects, alongside some other resources that may be of interest to Citizenship teachers.