1st Edition

Social Literacy, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum

By James Arthur, Jon Davison, William Stow Copyright 2000
    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    This timely book looks at social literacy within the revised National Curriculum which places an obligation on schools and teachers to promote social cohesion, community involvement and a sense of social responsibility among young people.
    Social Literacy, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum is an introduction to the social purposes and aims contained in the revised National Curriculum. It provides the theory behind the movement for social literacy as well as providing information for teachers, lecturers and policy makers on putting the government's ideas into practice.

    Chapter 1 Social Literacy; Chapter 2 Social Virtues in Education and Schooling; Chapter 3 Social Literacy and the Discourses of Citizenship; Chapter 4 Social Content; Chapter 5 Social Literacy and Service; Chapter 6 Assessing Social Literacy;


    James Arthur is Professor of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University College and Head of the Centre for Educational Research. He is on the revision panel for NC history and is a member of the National Forum on Values in Education. His previous publications include Schools and Community: The Communitarian Agenda in Education co-authored with Richard Bailey, published by RoutledgeFalmer.,
    Jon Davison is Professor and Head of the School of Education at University College Northampton. His previous publications include Issues in English Teaching, published by RoutledgeFalmer.,
    William Stow is a Principal Lecturer in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University College. His research interests include young children’s learning in the Humanities.