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Our young people deserve to have citizenship education teachers who are properly trained if we are to close the class gap in political awareness

Hans Svennevig and Sera Shortland. “I want to grow up in a country where the people are more powerful than the government.” This statement was made by 16-year-old Harry in a speech he gave during MP6, a political speaking competition

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Voter turnout: how the education system widens the social class gap

Jan Germen Janmaat and Bryony Hoskins. The low turnout of young people in elections is a persistent problem in many Western democracies. In the UK, turnout among  18 to 24-year-olds in the last two general elections was almost half of that of

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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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