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Journal of Social Science Education (19/01/2018)

The Journal of Social Science Education is an open access publication, publishing regular issues focusing on many aspects related to citizenship and civic education. The Journal can be accessed at:

New blog post: Clickitivism to Activism (02/11/2015)

The following blog post from Kenny Imafidon, Director and Co-Founder of ClearView Research Ltd provides some interesting thoughts on social action

CALL for papers in psychology for a new scientific journal (19/09/2014)

A new journal "Civitas et lex" has been set up by the Psychology department based at Warmia and Mazury University in Olsztyn (Poland). The first volume is planned for 2014. Submissions to "Civitas et lex" should be either in Polish or in English. Each paper will be reviewed by two independent reviewers in a double -blind reviewing procedure (the name of the authors are not known to the reviewers and the reviewers names are anonymous). Papers should not exceed 40.000 characters, including spaces. This includes main manuscript, references, footnotes, tables and figures. All manuscripts should be prepared according to the attached guidelines (with references in footnotes). Further information can be obtained from: Dr hab.Elżbieta Wesołowska,, Chair of Psychology of Development and Education, Social Science Department, Warmia and Mazury University.

Insted publish papers on the Trojan Horse affair (24/07/2014)

The In-service training and educational development organisation have published a number of resources that provide an overview and analysis of the recent "Trojan Horse" affair following recent OfSTED reports on a number of schools. To access these visit Insted's website.

Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia Conference (25/05/2014)

The Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia are holding a conference in Canbarra, 24th-26th September 2014. The conference theme is "What's next for social and citizenship education?". For more details visit

Amnesty International - Global Director of HRE (20/02/2014)

Amnesty has reopened the recruitment campaign for the Programme Director role for Human Rights Education. This is a crucial role, leading Amnesty's worldwide HRE operations. Details at:

Peter Tatchell: How to Campaign Event (03/02/2014)

The IoE's International Centre for Education and Democratic Citizenship (ICEDC) and Democracy Matters are holding an event featuring Peter Tatchell on Thursday 27th February, 2014 at Clark Hall, IoE, London. For more details about the event and to book a place please visit the registration site here.

Forthcoming Opportunities at Nazarbayev University GSE (12/09/2013)

A number of new job opportunities are available at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. For more information as well as contact details click here.

Jubilee Centre Publish Framework for Character Education in Schools (09/07/2013)

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Values has published a Framework for Character Education in Schools. To view the Framework, and to learn more about the Centre, visit

INSTED Website (29/10/2012)

Colleagues may be interested in the INSTED website, which contains a number of materials on equality and diversity education. Recent additions include some equalities handouts at a recent school inset day, reflections on the Olympics and Paralympics, a memo to the Labour Party for its recent conference, and a visualisation of the three aims of the Equality Act. Also some of the existing papers have been brought up to date, including the quiz on the Equality Act. Visit

New Book on Education for Global Citizenship Published (17/09/2012)

Education Above All (EAA), has announced the release of a new publication, Education for Global Citizenship. The book addresses the challenge of designing education programmes that can help students develop the skills, concepts, attitudes and values to become responsible global citizens. Case studies of current programmes reflect various components of global citizenship including education for local and global citizenship, responsible citizenship, peace, human rights, humanitarian norms and related themes, undertaken even in low-resource settings and in education systems affected by conflict and fragility. The book includes 16 authoritative briefs from practitioners and specialists engaged in this work. The book concludes with recommendations for education ministries and other stakeholders at national and international level.

Civic Voice - Find Out More (16/09/2011)

Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement in England. It's website has details of its campaigns and resources. For more details, visit

Call for Papers: Social Justice and Democratization, ISA World Forum 2012 (28/07/2011)

The 'Sociology of Youth' call for papers for the ISA World Forum of Sociology has just gone online. The conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 1-4, 2012. The theme is Social Justice and Democratization. The following sessions are open for paper proposals: a. youth cultures from a cosmopolitan perspective; b. youth cultures and new social movements in the context of the digital revolution; c. young people as actors of development in transitional countries: ethnic majority and minority youth; d. mass higher education, employment opportunities and youth; e. youth and work in a globalized world; f. youth identity construction: between individualization and collective experiences of belongingness and resistance; g. youth work: present tense, future (im)perfect?; ands many more. All paper proposals need to be submitted online, and will be accepted between August 25 and December 15, 2011. The outline of proposed sessions is online: House of Commons Select Committee Youth Services Report (07/07/2011)

The House of Commons Select Committee has published its youth services report, which includes a section on Youth Volunteering and the National Citizen Service. To read the report, click here.

National Citizen Service (01/04/2011)

This summer will see the first pilots of the Coalition government's National Citizen Service. For more details, visit Directgov.

News from The Citizenship Foundation (03/06/2010)

For the latest news from the Citizenship Foundation click here

Effective Citizenship Eduction Conference (10/12/2009)

Discover how good Citizenship education can embed community cohesion in schools.
Plus, gain practical advice on the impact of Citizenship education and how it can
improve pupil outcomes. For more details click here

Global Educators Report (23/11/2009)

Schools and teachers are increasingly being asked to use a global outlook in the
classroom, and to appreciate the issues of identities and diversity within a culturally
cohesive context. Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been leading the
way on pushing for a greater global focus in citizenship education and argue that
young people in the UK should consider themselves world or global citizens. Large
and small development NGOs have been keen to push their agendas and have
found Citizenship Education a good outlet to do so in schools.

The Diana Awards (27/10/2009)

If you would like to nominate an inspiring young person the next deadline is 13th November 2009. Visit The Diana Award gives valuable recognition to young people who make outstanding and selfless contributions to their communities.



Engaging Young People in Civic Action and Learning (15/10/2009)

The Society for Educational Studies will be holding their Annual Seminar onThursday 5th November 2009, 9.45 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. at the Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL. click here for further information and booking


Climate Change Resources (24/09/2009)

A growing collection of climate change themed teaching resources, lesson plans and activities - all designed to challenge, motivate and inspire young people to take action towards a more just and sustainable world.   Click this link


The theory and practice of deliberative democracy as the pedagogical basis for an adult education for inclusive and democratic citizenship (13/08/2009)

This paper was given by Professor John Annette at the 5th International CitizED Conference, Hong Kong, June 2009.  To access this paper click here

Global Citizenship Annual Conference (11/06/2009)

UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/
Global Citizenship Annual Conference

Developing a critical perspective on ESD/GC in ITE
9th July 9.30 - 16.15  -  London South Bank University - for more information contact
Alison Hatt, CCCI, Education Department, London South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, Email:
"supported by the Training and Development Agency for Schools."

Becoming Valueable (05/02/2009)

A set of nine teaching activities developed by Learning for Life that will enable young people to discover what values are and why they are important .
The back of the booklet contains all the resources you need to carry out the activities.

Becoming Valueable (18/11/2008)

A set of nine teaching activities developed by Learning for Life that will enable young people to discover what values are and why they are important .
The back of the booklet contains all the resources you need to carry out the activities.

Citizenship and Multiculturalism: A Critical Assessment (22/07/2008)

 This research report investigated how prepared citizenship educators feel, to meet the needs and aspirations of young people from BME groups and what they feel is required from training and professional development to enable them to meet these needs. It is intended that this research will contribute to the development of citizenship educators so that they might adequately meet the needs and aspirations of young people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. Click the link to download a copy of the report



Community Cohesion: the experiences of an inner-city academy (22/04/2008)

Billy Crombie, subject leader for citizenship, gives practical advice on the challenges and opportunities for addressing community cohesion in an inner city academy.

The International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship (ICEDC) (19/02/2008)

is pleased to host the following seminar

Student participation in schools
Professor Geoff Whitty and Dr. Emma Wisby Institute of Education and
School councils and school improvement
Professor Lynn Davies
Centre for International Education and Research, University of Birmingham
Tuesday 11th March, 2008, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Room 509, Birkbeck, Malet St
Places are free but limited and booking is required.
Please contact Elaine Kitteringham at

Local Community, Public Services and the Voluntary Sector (19/02/2008)

A new Briefing Paper explores what we mean by the local community, public services and the voluntary sector, and then suggests three teaching ideas for how these themes can be explored further. All the activities also address the overall aim of the national curriculum (2008) to create ‘responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society'.

Free Active Citizenship Workshop. (14/01/2008)

7th March in Newcastle. Run by the Academy of Sustainable Communities and CSV. All participants receive a free Play your Park Active Citizenship toolkit. Please contact to book a place or get more information.

Resources (17/09/2007)

The Council for Arab-British Understanding produces resources for schools. Further information can be seen at

Free Active Citizenship Toolkit (28/08/2007)

CSV is offering free toolkits which will guide teaching about sustainable communities and support active citizenship projects...

There are 500 free toolkits available to schools and other organisations providing citizenship education. Funded by the Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC), the resource has been created by young people to encourage other young people to play their part in improving their communities and is targeted at 14-16 year olds.
For further information and and example please follow this link



Overseas Link with Plan- Ed. (12/07/2007)

The Travel Councillors Company wants to play its part in making a difference to the lives of people who are less fortunate than others, promoting the values of community, friendship and citizenship, which are such an important part of the Travel Counsellors ethos.

To download the flyer and please go to the following web page:

'Play your Part: Improve your Community' - A Toolkit for Active Citizenship (29/05/2007)

CSV has 500 free toolkits available to schools and other organisations providing citizenship education. Funded by the Academy for Sustainable Communities (ASC), the resource has been created by young people to encourage other young people to play their part in improving their communities.

The toolkit consists of a box full of teaching ideas and resources (games / pictures / cards etc) which will guide teaching about sustainable communities and introduce and support the planning, delivery and evaluation of an active citizenship project. The main aim of the toolkit is to get students to think about their communities and to inspire them to take part in a project that makes a difference to their community

To reserve your toolkit, free of charge. please email:

A practical guide to organising and running a themed Citizenship Day (23/01/2007)

This guide, by EriK Stein, from Barking & Dagenham LEA will help teachers plan and run citizenship days which involve outside agencies. Citizenship days can help to meet elements of the national curriculum for citizenship at key stage 3, both in terms of knowledge and understanding, skills of enquiry and communication and participation and responsible action.  See Trainee Briefing Papers

Questioning Community: Religion, Politics and Pedagogy in Citizenship (23/01/2007)

This paper attempts to present some exploratory, theoretical considerations for and practical pathways into the community dimension of citizenship, in particular regard to religion, politics and pedagogy. For full paper see 'Resources' and select Research Articles.

Academy for Sustainable Communities: creating sustainable communities (23/01/2007)

The guide contains two files and is a practical resource for Key Stage 3 (11-14), which introduces teachers to sustainable communities, provides them with an understanding of the careers involved in sustainable communities and the generic skills which underpin sustainable communities.  See Trainee Briefing Papers

New resources added to Community Involvement strand (15/11/2006)

New resources have recently been added to the strand including a case study on citizenship education in a hospital school and a research paper on education for democratic citizenship and community involvement by Prof John Annette.

Conference - Citizenship Education and Community Involvement (14/09/2006)

A conference entitled 'Citizenship Education and Community Involvement' will be held on 7th November 2006 in Manchester. Full details can be found on our Conferences page (also a conference flyer).

Upcoming resources in the Community Involvement strand (13/07/2006)

The community strand has a whole series of new documents planned for the next few months. Case studies of successful community projects, student essays and schemes of work, a directory of community organisations supporting citizenship education will all feature here soon. A national conference in Manchester on Citizenship Education and community involvement is also being planned for November 7th.

Call for Resources (05/07/2006)

We are looking for high quality resources written by trainee teachers and others on the theme of citizenship and community involvement. CitizED is willing to pay for good resources that are published on our web site. Last month the citizED website received over 12,000 visits and nearly 30,000 page views, so your work will reach a wide audience. Full details

New strand in citizED (15/02/2006)

citizED is very pleased to announce a new, 5th strand called 'Community Involvement'. The strand Director will be Prof. John Annette of Birkbeck College, London. The new strand will link to learning for democratic citizenship through community involvement activities across primary, secondary, post 16 and other development in lifelong learning.

Citizenship Education Post 16 (15/02/2006)

Birkbeck College and the Institute of Education, both University of London, will be running a conference on Post 16 Citizenship Education on March 30th at Birkbeck College. Speakers will include Sir Bernard Crick (Emeritus Professor, Birkbeck College), David Kerr (NFER and Visiting Professor, Birkbeck College), Tony Breslin (Citizenship Foundation) and Bernadette Joslin (Learning and Skills Development Agency). The conference will include presentations from some LSDA post 16 projects. Further details are available from ...