Answer to Question #112727 in Sociology for Andiswa

Question #112727
Difference between citizenship education in the UK and citizenship education in post-apartheid; democratic south Africa
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The Citizenship curriculum in UK is based on key concepts (democracy, justice, rights and responsibilities, identities and diversity) that children need to understand and key processes and skills (critical thinking and enquiry, advocacy and representation, taking informed and responsible action) they need to develop.While, the shifting nature of the divisions that still deeply divide society of south Africa, which is explored, together with tensions between what can be called the official conceptualisation of citizenship and a more popular interpretation of citizenship as access to socio economic rights. This tension poses potential problems in the democratic polity, as well as a challenge for citizenship education.

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