Teaching Citizenship is a subversive activity

Leighton, R. (2005) Teaching Citizenship is a subversive activity. In: British Sociological Association Annual Conference, March 21 - 23 2005, University of York. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper attempts to re-examine some significant educational sociology from the 1970s in addressing the real impact of the introduction of Citizenship Education as a National Curriculum Subject. The title is both a statement of intent and as identifying the homage paid to Postman and Weingartner (1976) who shaped many of my insights and much of my understanding as a student teacher and as a practitioner. The paper borrows heavily from their ideas in order to demonstrate both the re-emerging importance of their polemic stance which emphasised a need for belief, commitment and passion in educational research;it is argued that their work remains relevant because so little of substance has changed. The influences of other writers and researchers of that time are also evident.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 12:46
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/10096

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