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Policy and Research on Citizenship Education in the United Kingdom (1998–2018)

Policy and Research on Citizenship Education in the United Kingdom (1998–2018)
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Author(s): Edda Sant (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) and David Menendez Alvarez-Hevia (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 26
Source title: Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): José A. Pineda-Alfonso (University of Seville, Spain), Nicolás De Alba-Fernández (University of Seville, Spain) and Elisa Navarro-Medina (University of Seville, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7110-0.ch013

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Abstract

This chapter explores citizenship education in the United Kingdom with a particular focus on the major policy and research trends of the last 20 years (1998-2018), particularly in relation to school and non-school based citizenship education. This discussion is articulated in relation to dimensions (i.e., global and national), approaches (i.e., character, social justice, and democratic education), and spaces. The last section of this chapter illuminates some key issues for citizenship education in the UK and how these can help us to understand what might happen everywhere else.

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