Citizenship education Continuing professional development (CPD) England Education for democratic citizenship (EDC)
Fecha de publicación:
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
Brett, Peter. “Citizenship into practice in England: the continuing professional development challenge” . ESE. Estudios sobre educación. 2006, Nº 10, PÁG.97-II8.
This paper surveys the strategies adopted in England to support
the development of teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence
in relation to teaching Citizenship, which was introduced as a
new statutory subject in the National Curriculum in 2002. It
reviews examples of good practice and explores how a
continuing professional development (CPD) strategy developed
at several levels to support teachers and curriculum managers. It
outlines the challenges and obstacles in relation to
implementing effective Citizenship education in schools. It also
underlines the fundamental importance of Citizenship
education if young people are to understand and engage with
contemporary events in the early Twenty First Century.