Modern role for schools;Letter
The report notes that "opportunities exist within the curriculum for pupils to analyse aspects of present day society and to apply knowledge and understanding of political and social processes to current issues", but omits to mention that these opportunities are only meaningful in schools with modern studies departments.
The recommended review of the curriculum to "ensure that young people have the opportunity to develop their understanding of political processes and structures" and "develop as thinking and active citizens" is long overdue.
Young people will only be served effectively if that review explicitly details the role of modern studies and recommends that every school in Scotland has a modern studies department.
Gavin Clark Chairperson Modern Studies Association