Social capital and citizenship education in schools

Kisby, Ben (2006) Social capital and citizenship education in schools. British Politics, 1 (1). pp. 151-160. ISSN 1746-918X

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Abstract

This paper provides preliminary evidence suggesting that Labour introduced citizenship lessons in schools because of its concern about perceived declining levels of social capital, and that the normative model of citizenship underpinning the curriculum is that which best corresponds to the concerns of social capital theorists.
It also proposes an ideational approach to policy network analysis for analysing the introduction of the policy, with the concept of social capital, treated as a programmatic belief, regarded as the independent variable.

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Additional Information:This paper provides preliminary evidence suggesting that Labour introduced citizenship lessons in schools because of its concern about perceived declining levels of social capital, and that the normative model of citizenship underpinning the curriculum is that which best corresponds to the concerns of social capital theorists. It also proposes an ideational approach to policy network analysis for analysing the introduction of the policy, with the concept of social capital, treated as a programmatic belief, regarded as the independent variable.
Keywords:citizenship, citizenship education, New Labour, policy networks, Social capital
Subjects:L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:4603
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:11 Aug 2011 10:41
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:01

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