ERIC Number: ED423435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Can They Do That? Learning about Active Citizenship.
Hooper, Derek; Farrell, Jane; Hedge, Annie; Thorpe, Tony
This book contains the materials required to conduct a seven-unit course in what it means to be an active citizen in the United Kingdom. The units are intended to be used in return to study and access courses and were written to be of immediate practical relevance to providers of further education college- or community-based courses for various audiences, including voluntary, women's, and self-advocacy groups and tenant's associations. The materials are designed to develop students' critical thinking skills, extend their critical understanding of democratic and legal processes, and promote development of practical skills of advocacy and assertion. Each unit contains student materials, tutor's notes (including methods for presenting the unit, discussion questions, and group activities), and suggestions for further study. The lesson topics are as follows: rights and responsibilities of citizenship; making and changing laws; democracy and disability (statistics, campaigning for change, the politics of disability); health and citizenship (illness and society, health care entitlements, community health councils); education (citizen involvement, statistics, life after school); justice and the legal system (the criminal and civil systems, the courts, costs of the legal system); and belonging and unbelonging (British subjects and passport holders over the past 50 years). (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Behavioral Objectives, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Rights, Courts, Democracy, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Health Services, Justice, Learning Activities, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Lesson Plans
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, United Kingdom (12 pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).; Citizenship Foundation, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom