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ERIC Number: ED498609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-8457-2602-2
Post-16 Citizenship in School Sixth Forms: An Introduction to Effective Practice
Fiehn, Julia
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 sixth-form teachers, tutors and managers, highlights the benefits of post-16 citizenship. It describes different approaches that can be taken in a school sixth form and provides real examples of how schools have given students citizenship opportunities. It also gives details of resources that support citizenship activities, and useful websites and contacts. [This document is part of a series of support materials produced by the Post-16 Citizenship Support Programme. The programme is funded by the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) and delivered by the Learning and Skills Network (LSN).]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom