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Deuchar, Ross – Improving Schools, 2008
Education for citizenship has the teaching of controversial issues, the exploration of social values and the fostering of active participation at its core. This article focuses on a case study of 11-year-old pupils in a Scottish primary school, who were exposed to a new programme underpinned by values-based participation. The pupils initiated…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Activism
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Maitles, Henry; Deuchar, Ross – Improving Schools, 2004
This article presents case studies of political literacy among primary pupils. While researching primary pupils' understanding of "enterprise", the researchers added interviews connecting this concept to the Iraq war. A sample of 10 non-representative Scottish primary schools from seven local education authorities has provided the…
Descriptors: Opinions, Discussion Groups, School Districts, Foreign Countries