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The citizenship education longitudinal study, conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), looks to identify measure and evaluate the extent to which effective practice in citizenship education develops in schools.
The study began in 2001 and will conclude in 2009. The report sets out the findings from the second longitudinal survey and visits to ten case-study schools. This brief summarises the main report.
potential for citizenship education as an active practice to take place in and beyond school
recognition and realisation of potential for active citizenship in practice
recommendations for policy makers at national and local level
recommendations for school leaders, coordinators and teachers