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About citiZED

citizED is an organisation, previously funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). It is a collaboration within higher education for all providers of initial teacher education in England.


citizED is organised principally around teacher education in primary, secondary, cross curricular, post 16 and community involvement contexts with outputs in the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, research papers and practical resources for teaching. citizED is promoting a number of specific research initiatives, including work on assessment in teacher education for citizenship. An international journal of citizenship and teacher education was launched by citizED in July 2005. citizED is working in partnership with a wide variety of individuals and organisations including the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT).


We have published a brochure which details our success and achievements and also raises issues for our future work as a Citizenship association in higher education. This brochure (in PDF format) is available for download

Those resources funded directly be the TDA are subject to the Open Government Licence Agreement


Main Contacts

citizED's Director is Professor James Arthur, Head of School of Education, University of Birmingham (email The Deputy Director is Dr Ian Davies of the University of York. (Tel 01904 433452, email The website and its content are managed by Dr Andrew Peterson, Canterbury Christ Church University (Tel 01227 767700 ext. 3844, email



Building on the many strengths of the ITT citizED PROJECT the following list outlines the general goals, purposes and principles of citizED:


citizED is funded by a grant from the Training and Development Agency for Schools.