Concerned citizens: children and the future

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Concerned citizens: children and the future

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dc.contributor.author Holden, Cathie en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-02T11:29:13Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:51:59Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:43:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Recent initiatives in England have promoted education for citizenship, including teaching about topical global issues, for both primary and secondary pupils. Little is known, however, of primary children’s interest in this area or the extent to which they see themselves as active citizens. This article reports on a study into primary children’s hopes and fears for the future at personal, local and global levels, their action for change and the contribution of schools. The research replicates a similar study undertaken 10 years ago. Findings indicate that children are concerned about particular local and global issues - including poverty, conflict, violence and the environment - and want solutions. There are differences in the responses of girls and boys, and in the responses of the 1994 and 2004 cohorts. Possible reasons for these are discussed as are curriculum implications for citizenship education in both primary and secondary schools. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 1(3), pp.231-247 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1746197906068122 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48319 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_GB
dc.relation.url http://esj.sagepub.com/content/vol1/issue3/ en_GB
dc.subject citizenship en_GB
dc.subject education en_GB
dc.subject environment en_GB
dc.subject global issues en_GB
dc.subject social justice en_GB
dc.title Concerned citizens: children and the future en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-02T11:29:13Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:51:59Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:43:03Z
dc.identifier.issn 1746-1979 en_GB
dc.description Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1746-1987 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice en_GB


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