Citizenship Teacher's Handbook

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Concern about the future of a democratic society is not new. However, the commitment to equip young citizens with the knowledge and skills to enable them to be vigilant, to do something, and to speak up, is. The purpose of Citizenship Education is ultimately to contribute to the continuance and development of just and democratic societies, with vibrant and active engagement of citizens. Citizenship Education is education about democracy, but more importantly it is education for ...

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Overview

Concern about the future of a democratic society is not new. However, the commitment to equip young citizens with the knowledge and skills to enable them to be vigilant, to do something, and to speak up, is. The purpose of Citizenship Education is ultimately to contribute to the continuance and development of just and democratic societies, with vibrant and active engagement of citizens. Citizenship Education is education about democracy, but more importantly it is education for democracy.

This highly practical and passionate book outlines the essential elements of teaching Citizenship effectively. It covers:

- teaching and learning Citizenship
- planning to teach Citizenship
- implementing whole school initiatives
- assessment in Citizenship education, and much more.

This is essential reading for all those involved in Citizenship Education in secondary schools.

'Overall I was engaged and interested throughout…it left me feeling empowered as a new Citizenship teacher.'
Harsharan Tung, NQT

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847065469
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Bloomsbury Education Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Brown is a humanities teacher at an international school in the UK, and a consultant on educational resources.

Stephen Fairbrass is Senior Lecturer in Citizenship Education and Course Leader for PGCE Citizenship at the University Centre, Bradford College.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

1. Introducing Citizenship Education

2. Teaching and Learning Citizenship in Schools: Part 1

3. Teaching and Learning Citizenship in Schools: Part 2

4. Planning for Citizenship

5. Citizenship Beyond the Classroom

6. Citizenship and Cross-Curricula Initiatives

7. Assessment in Citizenship

8. Continuous Professional Development in Citizenship

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