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Tea and the Queen?: Fundamental British Values, Education and Citizenship

Carol Vincent


What are ‘British values’? Is a shared commitment to a particular set of values possible within a diverse nation? Is such a commitment necessary? If so, what should those values be and how do we pass them on to children? This book investigates the government’s recent requirement that teachers in English schools promote the ‘fundamental British values’ of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. This requirement is part of national counter-extremism policies that now encompass schools and teachers. Drawing on lesson obse ... More

Keywords: Schools, Citizenship, Diversity, Cohesion, Values, Multiculturalism, Nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447351955
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447351955.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Vincent, author
University College London