Panel: Citizenship Education for a Divided Nation
Bryony Hoskins, University of Roehampton, UK
David Kerr, University of Reading / Young Citizens, UK
Daniela Sime, University of Strathclyde, UK
Introduction and Moderation: Michalis Kakos, Leeds Beckett University, Advisory Board, UK
Education in general and citizenship education in particular have been traditionally associated with societies’ efforts to achieve social cohesion and unity. References to British identity in citizenship and the compulsory promotion of ‘British values’ in the English curriculum are indicative of the efforts to build civic and national unity across a Kingdom which, after two referenda and with social inequalities in constant growth, seems far from ‘united’. The panel will explore the potentials but also the appropriateness of such objective for education.