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Citizenship education: does it have a place in the curriculum?

Carol Mutch

The call for citizenship education as a compulsory part of the curriculum has met with a varied response worldwide. While everyone would espouse the ideals of ensuring our young people grow up to be active and fair-minded citizens, why does citizenship education not figure more prominently in our curriculum? This article discusses the past, present, and possible future of citizenship education in the New Zealand curriculum.

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