Revitalising politics: the role of citizenship education

Kisby, Ben and Sloam, James (2009) Revitalising politics: the role of citizenship education. Representation, 45 (3). pp. 313-324. ISSN 0034-4893

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Citizenship education is an appropriate demand-side policy response to declining political participation among young people in the UK. There is evidence that its compulsory introduction in secondary schools in England in 2002 is having some success, but its implementation is not without problems. Citizenship classes can be made more effective if they are underpinned by the core principles of experiential and service learning, whereby knowledge, participation and deliberation are linked together in the promotion of active citizenship.

Keywords:Politics, citizenship, citizenship education
Subjects:L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:23 Jul 2010 12:58

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