Culture: Curriculum

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Hesford Stephen Hesford PPS (Mr Michael Wills, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice, PPS (Vera Baird, Solicitor General), Law Officers' Department

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what subject matter he expects to be covered in cultural studies under the citizenship curriculum in schools; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families

The citizenship curriculum does not prescribe the detailed content of what should be taught, but does encourage young people to explore cultural issues, identity, diversity and values in relation to their own lives alongside important concepts like democracy, justice, right and responsibility. It also encourages students to understand and learn about connections between the diverse cultures and communities in the UK and the wider world. The curriculum encourages a flexible approach to allow teachers to plan lessons which reflect their local context and meet their learners' needs, capabilities and aspirations.

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