Diversity & Citizenship -4 March 2011

Citizenship education has come a long way and we saw examples of outstanding practice. Capturing and replicating that expertise in all schools is a challenge. Many teachers are unsure of the standards expected in Citizenship. This is not surprising, given that it is such a young statutory subject and that many teachers have no specific Citizenship training. There is huge variation in the amount and quality of citizenship provision in schools, partly attributed to the flexible or ‘light touch’ approach, which schools interpret widely. This ‘light touch’ also presents significant difficulties for Ofsted inspections, which show that almost all schools claim they provide some of their Citizenship across the curriculum; yet most of these schools do not prioritise citizenship objectives

  • category: Education
  • publisher: NA
  • isbn: NA
  • author: Keith Ajegbo, Dina Kiwan, Seema Sharma
  • format: Magazine
  • page_count: 123
  • copy_count: 1
  • is_online: Si
Keywords: Education