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Promoting social cohesionImplications for policy and evaluation$
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Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426956

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.001.0001

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Education policy, social cohesion and citizenship

Education policy, social cohesion and citizenship

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(p.185) Nine Education policy, social cohesion and citizenship
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Promoting social cohesion
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Audrey Osler

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0010

This chapter investigates the dynamic between citizenship and cohesion agendas, and reflects on tensions and contradictions between official policies, intended outcomes, and differentials in student attainment. The aim is to make explicit some assumptions about learners that underpin policies, and to explore the meanings of terms such as ‘diversity’, ‘citizenship’, and ‘community cohesion’ within education policy. There was never a uniform country-wide policy of multiculturalism in education. The introduction of citizenship education into schools was part of a wider New Labour social project, including ‘civil renewal’ and policy developments relating to immigration and asylum. The notion of earning rights is problematic. Education policy involves the application, interpretation, and sometimes subversion of the original goals. There is still a challenge in changing and developing the policies of social cohesion in education.

Keywords:   education policy, citizenship, community cohesion, social cohesion, multiculturalism, New Labour

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