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Negotiating participation and power in a school setting: the implementation of active citizenship within the undergraduate sociology curriculum

Gifford, Chris, Watt, Paul, Clark, Wayne and Kloster, Shirley (2005) Negotiating participation and power in a school setting: the implementation of active citizenship within the undergraduate sociology curriculum. LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 175-190. ISSN 1740-5866

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    Abstract

    Since the Crick Report, active citizenship has been promoted as a vehicle for
    enhancing community involvement and political literacy among school and
    higher education students. This ostensibly progressive educational and social
    goal is beset with a number of tensions and contradictions, notably around the
    nature of participation and between enhancing social control and encouraging
    political engagement. This article examines the various tensions surrounding
    citizenship education with reference to an evaluation of an innovative undergraduate
    sociology module called ‘Teaching Citizenship’. The aim of the module
    was to provide students with an experience of active citizenship based on local
    community involvement that took the form of students’ facilitating citizenship
    education at two secondary modern schools. Drawing upon evaluation research
    findings, the article discusses the ways in which the sociology students actively
    negotiated the dilemmas of participation and power characteristic of citizenship
    education.

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    Additional Information: UoA 39 (Politics and International Studies) © Intellect Ltd 2005
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > L Education (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Academy for British and Irish Studies
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    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007
    Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 11:37
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