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ERIC Number: ED498610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-8457-2603-0
Post-16 Citizenship in Work-Based Learning: An Introduction to Effective Practice
Fettes, Trisha
Learning and Skills Network (NJ1)
Citizenship 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, 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. Equally, citizenship makes an important contribution to increasing young people's participation, inclusion and achievement. It also offers a focus for building partnerships with other organisations for the benefit of learners and the local community. For training organisations citizenship extends learners' knowledge and understanding and provides a motivating context for developing skills that are key to success at work and in life in general. This booklet is for managers and trainers of Entry to Employment (E2E) and apprenticeship programmes. It may also be of interest to young people supporting their peers in citizenship activities. Examples are given of different approaches that can be used in training and work settings for engaging young people in citizenship and recognising their achievements. These examples are drawn from projects that participated in the Post-16 Citizenship Development programme from 2001 to 2006, funded by Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and managed by The Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA, now LSN). (Contains 6 footnotes.) [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom