CELS: The Citizenship Educational Longitudinal Study - 2001-2010

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Key findings so far

The study has produced many findings to date. These findings shed light on three main themes:

  1. How schools and colleges are approaching citizenship education 
  2. The factors that underpin the most successful citizenship education provision 
  3. The reality of citizenship experiences for young people and the factors that influence them

Key findings in each of the thematic areas are outlined below, and further information about these and other findings can be found in the study reports and resources.

Taken together, the study’s findings provide a fascinating picture of the progress of citizenship education over time in England in relation to young people, their schools and colleges and the world in which they live. These findings have implications for a number of groups who are interested in learning how best to take citizenship education forward. They include national policy-makers, school and college leaders, teachers, young people and community representatives.

1. How schools and colleges are approaching citizenship education

2. The factors that underpin the most successful citizenship education provision

3. The reality of citizenship experiences for young people and the factors that influence them

Publications and reports available from this site