AJEGBO REPORT PDF
The Ajegbo report was published in and, as it states, was a response to the growing debate over the place of national identity in. ‘Age of Catastrophe’, Ajegbo Report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education,. 24А American War of. Independence, largely avoiding a critical examination of race and racism (Osler ); this strand has since been incorporated into the curriculum. The Ajegbo report notes that.
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Sir Keith’s report also says more needs to be done to engage white, working-class pupils with the issue of diversity. The paradox of the integrated, multicultural society is that it is often much easier to define yourself by the tangible things that differentiate you from others than by the aiegbo abstract values that unite. However, league table results give schools no reward for excellence in citizenship, and the funding both for the subject and reporf teachers’ continuing professional development consistently lags behind what schools and teachers say is necessary.
Akegbo Johnson, from the Commission for Racial Equality welcomed the report: The values our children learn at school will shape the kind of country Britain becomes Alan Johnson, Education Secretary Sir Keith said: Last year schools inspectors Ofsted said the subject ajebgo taught badly in one in four schools in England.
Citizenship was all about giving children the skills and convictions to influence the world around them, and many schools have been very successful at this.
The report said it was best taught as a separate subject. How dare they try to teach Britishness in only English schools!
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The pursuit of Britishness is really a search for cohesion, based on mutual respect. E-mail this to a friend Printable version.
There seems to be no consensus on how issues such as the British empire should be approached and what teaching resources should be used. The values our children learn at school will shape the kind of country Britain becomes. White children in areas where the ethnic composition is mixed can often suffer labelling and discrimination.
A review of how schools teach citizenship found there was not enough emphasis on UK identity and history. His report says more could be done to ensure children “explore, discuss and debate their identities within their citizenship lessons”. Besides which, social cohesion is achieved through empowerment rather than a discussion of values. British history will be essential to it, said Sir Keith.
If the government had expected Ajegbo – the former headteacher of Deptford Green school in south-east London – to deliver chapter and verse on how to win over the hearts and minds of Asian and African-Caribbean schoolchildren, it was in for a shock. British deport He said youngsters should be encouraged to think critically about issues of race, ethnicity and religion with “an explicit link” to current political debates, the news and a sense of British values.
Unexpected findings Resolving this dilemma is at the heart of Ajegbo’s report. On the margins Many citizenship teachers seem quite happy to take on the proposed responsibilities. They are things that are fundamental to our society.
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The report, by Sir Keith Ajegbo, says pupils should study free speech, the rule of law, mutual tolerance and respect for equal rights. Living together in the UK”.
Resolving this dilemma is at the heart of Ajegbo’s report. Slavery The new element for citizenship lessons will be called “Identity and Diversity: The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. Education Secretary Alan Johnson has said schools should “play a leading role in creating community cohesion”. Alison Johnston, from the Professional Association of Teachers, said: You couldn’t quibble with the ideas, but it was hard to see what made any of these values uniquely British.
Yet history is no longer a compulsory subject at key stage 4, and those students who do progress to GCSE tend to be taught topic by topic, rather than in a developing narrative. Ministers see schools as a key place to promote understanding between communities and to combat intolerance and religious extremism.
When you understand another person’s culture, you’re much more likely to respect them. Welcoming the report, Mr Johnson announced it would become compulsory for secondary school pupils up to the age of 16 to learn about shared values and life in the UK in their citizenship lessons. Many citizenship teachers seem quite happy to take on the proposed responsibilities.
For what Ajegbo actually highlighted was the poverty of many white, working-class children’s sense of identity. I’ve no problem with bringing history into citizenship lessons when discussing asylum seekers, but the July 7 bombings weren’t about values, they were about politics.
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Where could pupils bring those difficult questions if not to school, he asked. It is vitally important that the government and the media address this fundamental issue as well. Citizenship is already compulsory in replrt schools. So I’m not sure citizenship lessons aren’t being diverted into being something other than originally intended. E-mail this to a friend. Schools can give distinct lessons on the subject or introduce elements of it in various lessons.
He commissioned the review in the wake of the London bombings. Citizenship became compulsory in England’s secondary schools in Do you think that schools should teach ‘Britishness’? Few would argue with Ajegbo’s diagnosis. Kids need to have a sense of where they have come from, but it’s the duty of the history curriculum to provide it.
The reprot our children learn at school will shape the kind of country Britain becomes Alan Rpeort, Education Secretary.