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ERIC Number: ED498608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: ISBN-1-84572-601-4
Post-16 Citizenship in Colleges: An Introduction to Effective Practice
Learning and Skills Network (NJ1)
Citizenship education is an important part of the development of young people. By enabling them to learn about their rights and responsibilities, to understand how society works, and develop knowledge and understanding of social and political issues, citizenship prepares them for dealing with the challenges they face in life. Through citizenship education, young people are encouraged to take action on issues of concern to themselves, to play an active part in the democratic process, thereby becoming more effective members of society. Post-16 citizenship should build on what young people have learned during key stage 4. It should take account of any citizenship activities that they have undertaken outside of school and, by giving them an opportunity to do something about issues that really concern them, to learn and practise new skills. This booklet, written for lecturers, tutors and managers in further education, tertiary and sixth-form colleges, highlights the benefits of post-16 citizenship. It describes the different approaches that can be taken and offers examples of how colleges have given students citizenship opportunities. It also gives details of resources that support citizenship activities, and useful websites and contacts. This booklet will also be of interest to college students who wish to become involved in the development of citizenship activities within courses and programs as part of enrichment programs and group tutorials, or through student representative structures. [This publication was produced by the Learning and Skills Network, London, UK and funded by the Quality Improvement Agency.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom