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Responsible citizens?

Discussion in 'Scotland - curriculum' started by dingerone, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Can anyone explain how that great democratic institution the Scottish school can 'deliver' responsible citizens? At every turn citizenship is being defined in terms of society's current anxieties by the chattering classes. e.g. environment, bullying, sexual orientation, health, crime, obesity etc.etc.There is no legal framework to hold it and give it meaning. Into this vacuum steps the Scottish school - an institution not known for its democratic mores. Listen up kids! This is what it means to be a citizen. Such a top down 'citizenship' is worthless and maintains the very irresponsible response it is designed to get rid off. Our current setup at national and school level would not survive it we did really have 'responsible citizens'.
     
  2. Can anyone explain how that great democratic institution the Scottish school can 'deliver' responsible citizens? At every turn citizenship is being defined in terms of society's current anxieties by the chattering classes. e.g. environment, bullying, sexual orientation, health, crime, obesity etc.etc.There is no legal framework to hold it and give it meaning. Into this vacuum steps the Scottish school - an institution not known for its democratic mores. Listen up kids! This is what it means to be a citizen. Such a top down 'citizenship' is worthless and maintains the very irresponsible response it is designed to get rid off. Our current setup at national and school level would not survive it we did really have 'responsible citizens'.
     
  3. cochrane1964

    cochrane1964 New commenter

    You cannot be a responsible citizen in the UK as we are all subjects of Her Majesty the Queen....unless ScotGov have any plans to change this?
     

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