A report evaluating the educational resources available to support the teaching and exploration of identity, diversity and citizenship.
This report was written by Ted Huddlestone of the Citizenship Foundation following the publication of the independent report on 'Diversity and Citizenship: curriculum review' (2007) for the DfES led by Sir Keith Ajegbo.
As the crisis in Syria continues, much the recent argument between those nations who are concerned about the fighting has been about the moral and legal use of certain weapons. These are complex matters yet of great interest to students. Go to the British Red Cross pages for some really good ideas about discussing these matters.
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, ACT Professional Officer Chris Waller and ACT Council member Helen Blatchford encouraged tecahers to wait and carefully examine the details of the new citizenship curriculum rather than rush to make changes this academic year. As already posted on this site, ACT has formed an action team to look at the new curriculum and develop advice, guidance and resources to help teachers.
The term ‘Citizenship’ means different things, to different people, in different contexts. Citizenship education is therefore often misunderstood. This training session outlines these different interpretations, and clarifies what Citizenship is really all about. It argues that Citizenship is not just a new subject, but a new kind of subject, and more than a subject. You can download this module here. WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP?
This module will help focus subject leads towards the actions that can help establish their subject within their school, with the pupils, staff and leadership. This module can be downloaded here. ROLE OF THE SUBJECT LEADER IN CITIZENSHIP
The purpose of this training session is to clarify what Citizenship education is and is not and enables Governors to evaluate their school experience against this. The work also explores the aspirations of Citizenship education and reflects on the notion of the Citizenship-rich school. This module can be downloaded here. GOVERNORS AND CITIZENSHIP