Author: Diana Burton

Citizenship Education in Secondary Schools in England

Since the introduction of ‘citizenship’ or ‘citizenship education’ (CE) into English schools, its purpose has been widely debated. Is it a subject to be taught, so that citizens learn about our democratic political processes, perhaps as a means of instilling...

The academies programme: an education revolution?

The election of the Conservative-led Coalition government in England in 2010 brought with it the promise of an ‘education revolution’, central to which is the Academies Act (2010). Via a vast expansion of the academies programme introduced by Labour, the...