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If young people are to change the world they need the knowledge, the global skills and the belief they can do it

  Douglas Bourn.  The impact of globalisation on economies, societies and communities is one of the major issues of today. It can be seen in Trump’s emphasis on “America first”, the rationale behind Brexit and recent social events in France.

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British values: democracy and respect must also apply to the way curriculum is built

Chris Husbands Denis Healey tells the story. On the eve of South Yemen’s independence, its last British governor hosted a party attended by Healey, who was then minister for defence. Over drinks, as the flag was about to be lowered, the

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A right is not a right unless you know about it: why we must defend citizenship education

Hugh Starkey Despite rumours of its untimely demise, citizenship education in England is alive and kicking. Following a rather lukewarm endorsement in the report of the expert panel in December 2011, last month’s new national curriculum Framework document for consultation retains citizenship as a

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The National Curriculum: what’s the point of it all?

 Michael J Reiss and John White After Michael Gove’s announcement last week that English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs) have been abandoned and that GCSEs will carry on, some might assume that the debate about the school curriculum has, temporarily at least,

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