Letters extra :Teachers not being asked to stream citizenship pupils

11th July 2003 at 01:00

Sir,

Contrary to your recent coverage of the Association for Citizenship Teaching annual conference (Do some see new subject as a joke? TES, 4703), teachers are not being asked to stream children into citizenship ability sets and there is no requirement to label pupils with citizenship levels.

Colleagues at the conference shared many positive ideas and experiences about developing inclusive and appropriate assessment techniques that actively involved children in their own assessment. In other words, assessment activities that are fun and engaging - and a million miles away from pinning numbers on young citizens.

An email network to share positive practice is up and running and readers would be welcome to join by contacting me at the address below.

Lee Jerome
Head of Initial Teacher Training,
Anglia Polytechnic University
(former Education Director, Institute for Citizenship)
l.jerome@apu.ac.uk

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