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By John Potter

Neighborhood carrier Volunteers is understood nationally for its excessive profile citizenship and neighborhood studying schemes, together with the Barclays New Futures undertaking, nationwide Tutoring scheme and the Millennium Awards. furthermore, CSV schooling for Citizenship offers an entire help and consultancy provider for supporting with the advance of citizenship and group hyperlinks by means of colleges, schooling experts, organizations and executive. This e-book relies without delay in this adventure, and may hold their winning and demonstrated ways around the schooling zone. supplying the aid wanted for colleges and different teams to improve citizenship and neighborhood studying hyperlinks as an lively a part of their curriculum, this publication deals point-by-point recommendation for faculty leaders and bosses subsidized up by way of an unrivalled variety of nationwide case reviews and reports. utilizing in-depth research, it covers: * peer studying* neighborhood carrier* environmental paintings. moreover, this e-book appears at intergenerational initiatives and projects to strengthen groups and faculties in the course of the arts, sciences and activities.

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Of these values the ones that touch on equal opportunities and a concern for human rights are likely to prove the most contentious and, by the same token, important. Over recent years there have been reports of racist attitudes in many of our major institutions, including the police and the health service. Economic injustice and racist attitudes are believed by some to underlie the riots in places like Oldham, Burnley and Bradford during the summer of 2001. This clearly poses a challenge for citizenship education.

He described the challenge in these words:1 Previous Secretaries of State for Education had few real levers in the Department—particularly in the days when it was the Department for Education and Science. While civil servants did a good job getting legislation through, there was little that could be done to improve school standards beyond exhortation and inspection. Although the national curriculum and OFSTED inspections began to change that, the Department itself remained largely untouched by the change of culture these reforms signalled.

The youngsters are growing as a team, their English is improving, friendships are being made and self-worth is being re-established. On a recent visit I saw some 50 pupils, together with representatives from another East London school, working on ideas to help a number of the club who had recently received deportation orders. A group roleplaying a previous situation that had resulted in a positive outcome set the scene. Thence the students were divided into groups to brainstorm possible courses of action.

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