By John Potter
Neighborhood carrier Volunteers is understood nationally for its excessive profile citizenship and neighborhood studying schemes, together with the Barclays New Futures venture, nationwide Tutoring scheme and the Millennium Awards. furthermore, CSV schooling for Citizenship presents an entire aid and consultancy carrier for aiding with the improvement of citizenship and neighborhood hyperlinks via faculties, schooling experts, companies and govt. This publication relies at once in this event, and should hold their winning and confirmed ways around the schooling area. offering the help wanted for faculties and different teams to enhance citizenship and group studying hyperlinks as an lively a part of their curriculum, this ebook deals point-by-point recommendation for faculty leaders and bosses sponsored up by way of an unrivalled variety of nationwide case reports and stories. utilizing in-depth research, it covers: * peer studying* neighborhood provider* environmental paintings. moreover, this e-book seems at intergenerational initiatives and projects to increase groups and faculties in the course of the arts, sciences and activities.
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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. Under Blunkett’s leadership the government set up mechanisms to foster and support new forms of educational provision. The argument was simple. If government expects teachers to meet targets—on numeracy, literacy and citizenship—the same teachers may rightly expect government to assist them in making the new policy work.
That is not apathy; it is alienation. 2 Among students there is clearly active interest in volunteering in the community: 60 per cent of college students are or have been involved in community service of some kind over the past year. Only 16 per cent have joined government, political or issues-related organizations, however. Only 7 per cent have volunteered or plan to volunteer in a political campaign. College students in the United States, a country with a good record of public participation, are disillusioned about and disconnected from the political system: 64 per cent do not trust the Federal Government to do the right thing all or most of the time; 74 per cent of college students believe that politicians are motivated by selfish reasons; 87 per cent say they need more practical information about politics before they get involved; 86 per cent agree that volunteering in the community is easier than volunteering in politics.
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Active Citizenship in Schools: A Good Practice Guide to Developing a Whole School Policy by John Potter