700 Reasons: Reason #132

Reason: 132
Citizenship education calls for the teaching of values, understanding and skills as well as knowledge about life in other communities to help pupils develop a respect for cultural diversity. Language teachers have particular experiences to draw on (many will have spent a year abroad) which give them a vital role to play in the teaching of citizenship in schools. Language teachers have much more personal experiences of the issues that lie at the heart of citizenship education
Brown, K., Brown, M. (2003) ‘Introduction - opening the debate on citizenship and modern foreign languages in Brown, K., Brown, M. (eds) Reflections on Citizenship in a Multilingual World (London: CILT), pp. 1-14
Related Keywords:
Citizenship, Diversity, Secondary sector, Teaching, Understanding, Values