Education for Citizenship

By Anthony Flew
September, 2000
Institute for Economic Affairs
ISBN: 0-255-36479-2
36 pages
$12.95 Paper Original

Professor Anthony Flew of the University of Reading, criticizes the report of the 'Advisory Group on Citizenship' on which the government is basing its curriculum for citizenship education. According to Professor Flew, the Advisory Group provides no reason to believe that we have a teaching force '…able and willing to inspire and with impartial competence to chair the class discussions which everyone agrees to be necessary for education in democracy and citizenship.'

Flew points also to an extraordinary omission from the Advisory Group's report: it has failed '…even to notice the fundamental questions about British democracy and British citizenship which arise from British involvement in the EU project'


Studies in Education No. 10

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