Constructing Citizenship in the Citizenship Education Policymaking Process in England: An Act of Citizenship?

By Dina Kiwan.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Analysing original interview data of policymakers, I examine interviewees' perceptions of why citizenship education came onto the agenda, and issues of representativeness and decision-making in the policymaking process.

Keywords: Citizenship, Education Policy Process, Diversity, Representativeness

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp.131-138. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 839.437KB).

Dr Dina Kiwan

Dina Kiwan is a Researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her PhD focused on the extent to which ethnic and religious diversity has been addressed in the policy and curriculum development process of citizenship education, statutory in English schools from September 2002. She was appointed a member of the Home Office ‘Life in the UK’ Advisory Group in 2002 by the UK former Home Secretary, David Blunkett. Chaired by Professor Sir Bernard Crick, this Advisory Group’s remit was to advise on the development of language and political literacy courses and assessment for immigrants applying for British citizenship. She is currently on secondment to the Home Office as the Head of Secretariat to the Advisory Board for Naturalisation and Integration (ABNI), carrying forward the implementation of the recommendations of the former ‘Life in the UK’ Advisory Group.


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