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Updated: Aug 24, 2021

14th January 2021 by Dave Olsen, Jacob Taylor, Cerys Bull and Thomas Dray

In this paper, authors from POLITIKA, the Radix Youth Wing, recommend seven steps to reform Citizenship Education:

  • Make a core political education course compulsory for all young people to remove barriers to engagement

  • Reduce inequalities in education to improve political representation

  • Improve political intelligence through discussion-based learning

  • Place an emphasis on active learning and social participation to foster true understanding

  • Teach all young people key information literacy skills so they can make sense of the world around them

  • Ensure that all young people have the basic economic knowledge required to access politics

  • Create a learning environment where young people can develop an understanding of how the world fits together

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