Citizenship education discussed by Committee

18 October 2017

The Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement will take evidence from witnesses from UCL, Sheffield University, the Association for Citizenship Teaching, and the Citizenship Foundation, as part of its inquiry.


Wednesday 18 October, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At approximately 11.30am

  • Dr Avril Keating, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education
  • Ms Liz Moorse, Chief Executive, Association for Citizenship Teaching
  • Mr Tom Franklin, Chief Executive, Citizenship Foundation
  • Mr James Weinberg, Sheffield University

Areas the Committee will question the witnesses on include:

  • The current state of citizenship education
  • Who is receiving that education and how useful it is
  • How pupils view citizenship education
  • What citizenship education is trying to achieve
  • How the commitment of governments changed since citizenship education was first introduced
  • Citizenship education beyond school children
  • Examples in the UK and the rest of the world of relatively low-cost but high impact citizenship education

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