Active citizenship related questions
- The Active citizenship theme gives increased emphasis to Welsh Government priorities. For example,
- What is the position relating to Citizenship in Wales?
- Are human rights promoted in the PSE framework?
- How does PSE promote community cohesion?
- Children and young peoples’ rights and entitlements
- Involvement in decision making
In Wales, the approach is focused on developing Active Citizenship as an integral component of PSE rather than as a separate subject within the national curriculum.
The PSE framework clearly indicates how active citizenship should be embedded in the school curriculum and ethos with an emphasis on enabling learners to access their rights and become responsible active citizens.
Yes - human rights education is explicit within the Active citizenship theme which contains strengthened references to human rights, the UNDHR and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To further promote a practical understanding of Article 12 of the UNCRC, the Welsh Government has made democratically elected school councils a statutory requirement for all schools in Wales.
To support work on community cohesion, a key aim has been added to the PSE framework which encourages schools to promote self respect, respect for others and diversity. Encouraging young people to take personal responsibility for their actions and to participate in their communities is a thread that runs throughout the PSE framework.
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