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KAREN Gold's article raises some interesting questions about the nature of citizenship (TES, December 29).

As a temporary teacher working on citizenship in the context of a Year 11 social education programme I favour a liberal humanist approach. I see this new subject as an opportunity to besubversive, to offer a critique to pupils of issues like class, equality, social exclusion and totalitarianism.

My intention is intensely political and maybe even politically biased - oops! I broke the law again.

T Ratcliffe 25 Calder View, Rastrick Brighouse, West Yorkshire

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