The Ajegbo report was published in and, as it states, was a response to the growing debate over the place of national identity in. ‘Age of Catastrophe’, Ajegbo Report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education,. 24А American War of. Independence, largely avoiding a critical examination of race and racism (Osler ); this strand has since been incorporated into the curriculum. The Ajegbo report notes that.
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A review of how schools teach citizenship found there was not enough emphasis on UK identity and history. The report, by Sir Sjegbo Ajegbo, says pupils should study free speech, the rule of law, mutual tolerance and respect for equal rights. Education Secretary Alan Johnson has said schools should “play a leading role in creating community cohesion”. He commissioned the review in the wake of the London bombings.
Ministers see schools as a key place to promote understanding between communities and akegbo combat intolerance and religious extremism. Welcoming the report, Mr Johnson announced it would become compulsory for secondary school pupils up to the age of 16 to learn about shared values and life in the UK in their citizenship lessons.
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British values He said youngsters should be encouraged to think critically about issues of race, ethnicity ajgbo religion with “an explicit link” to current political debates, the news and a sense of British values. Understanding the make up of the UK and the recent history of Britain was crucial, he said. New topics for citizenship Immigration Devolution Slavery British Empire’s legacy The European Union Rule of law Democracy Equality “More can be done to strengthen the curriculum so that pupils are taught more explicitly about why Repprt values of tolerance and respect prevail in society and how our national, regional, religious and ethnic identities have developed over time,” he said.
The values our ajebbo learn at school will shape the kind of country Britain becomes. Citizenship became compulsory in England’s secondary schools in His report says more could be done to ensure children “explore, discuss and debate their identities within their citizenship lessons”.
The values our children learn at school will shape the kind of country Britain becomes Alan Johnson, Education Secretary Sir Keith said: They are things that are fundamental to our society. Where could pupils bring those difficult questions if not to school, he asked. Sir Keith’s report also says more ajeegbo to ajebgo done to engage white, working-class pupils with the issue of diversity. It says white pupils can feel disenfranchised as much as pupils from other ethnic backgrounds.
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Slavery The new element for citizenship lessons will be called “Identity and Diversity: Living together in the UK”. British history will be essential to it, said Sir Keith. At the moment, repoet is optional after the age of The three existing planks of citizenship lessons are social and moral responsibility, community involvement and political literacy.
Schools can give distinct lessons on the subject or introduce elements of it in various lessons.
The report said it was best taught as a separate subject. Chris Davies, Amersham Send us your comments Sir Keith said citizenship lessons had been introduced as a response to political apathy but it was now time to broaden their remit.
Last year schools inspectors Ofsted said the subject was taught badly in one in four ajsgbo in England.
Nick Johnson, from the Commission for Ajegvo Equality welcomed the report: But they also warned that it might be difficult to add the new themes to an already-crowded curriculum. Alison Johnston, from the Professional Association of Teachers, said: Low graphics Accessibility help. News services Your news when you want it.
E-mail this to a friend Printable version. Citizenship is already compulsory in secondary schools. How dare they try to teach Britishness in only English schools! Send us your comments.
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Do you think that schools should teach ‘Britishness’? The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. Thursday, 25 January Schools ‘must teach Britishness’. The values our children learn at school will shape the kind of country Britain becomes Anegbo Johnson, Education Secretary. Chris Davies, Amersham Send us your comments. E-mail this to a friend. The guerilla plant How the world’s oldest clove tree defied an empire.