This month, schools will be
embarking upon the new compulsory 'citizenship education'. This bold
government initiative aims to foster a renewed community spirit and
political involvement amongst young people.
The standards which this citizenship education aspires to are not new
to youth and community workers. We have claimed the ground on fostering
participation and increasing democratic involvement since the most
earliest of our statements. The important difference (or similarity -
depending on your grasp of history) this time is the backdrop context
within which the renewed
hard to imagine anyone who was not saddened by the discovery that the two
missing girls have now been found, dead. The issue is n
However, with this enthusiasm we should be cautious. Attempts to
involve young people at levels of decision making have been carried out
throughout local authorities and at national conferences.
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