Citizenship, both the subject and the practice, should be a bridge between the vocational aims of education and education for its own sake. Not all of life is productive: there is leisure, there is culture, both of which active citizens can defend, indeed enhance. This book may, I hope, help teachers and all involved in education (governors, parents and even inspectors) gain or reinforce a sense of civic pride and mission.
About the Author
Sir Bernard Crick was Emeritus Professor of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and Honorary Fellow in Politics at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was chairman of the advisory group on The Teaching of Citizenship and Democracy in Schools and was presented with the Political Studies Association's Fiftieth Anniversary Award for lifetime achievement in political studies in 2000.