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Citizenship education in England in the shadow of the Great War


Brett, P, Citizenship education in England in the shadow of the Great War, Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 8, (1) pp. 55-74. ISSN 1751-1917 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1386/ctl.8.1.55_1


This article explores a comparatively undocumented gap in the history of citizenship education in England. Drawing upon archival material from the Civic Education League, the study analyses calls for citizenship education around the time of the First World War and its aftermath. On the face of it social and political circumstances after 1918 were propitious for citizenship education. The article goes on to explain why arguments in favour of enhancing citizenship education in schools failed to gain significant purchase.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Civic Education League, citizenship education, history, First World War, H. A. L. Fisher, reconstruction
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Brett, P (Dr Peter Brett)
ID Code:82776
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-02-18
Last Modified:2014-12-20

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