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Curriculum: Citizenship

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the scope for teaching citizenship outside places of education. (143816)

The post 16 Citizenship support programme encourages development of relevant curriculum models across a wide range of provider types (including work-based, and youth and community providers). The emphasis is on active participation in young people’s own communities. The Ofsted report on Citizenship found that the programme has been successful in showing what can be done in schools, colleges, youth centres and work-based training and recommended that such examples be shared more widely. This recommendation is being taken forward by the programme.