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  England: curriculum relevance
Updated 18 December 2001, 17.10


Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens
1. Pupils should be taught about:

[A] legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society
[B] diversity of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities
[C] central and local government, the public services they offer
[D] key characteristics of forms of government
[E] the electoral system and the importance of voting
[F] the work of voluntary groups<BR> [G] the importance of resolving conflict fairly
[H] the significance of the media in society
[I] the global community, the political, economic, environmental and social implications, the E U, the Commonwealth and the U N


Developing skills of enquiry and communication
2. Pupils should be taught to:

[A] think about issues, problems and events by analysing information
[B] justify orally and in writing a personal opinion
[C] contribute to group and exploratory class discussions


Developing skills of participation and responsible action
3. Pupils should be taught to:

[A] consider other people's experiences
[B] take part responsibly in both school and community activities
[C] reflect on the process of participating.



 
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