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Citizenship

Aims

This is one of the strands in Learning for Life and work and its aim is to develop the ability of young people to participate in a fair and inclusive society throughout their lifetime.

 

Pupils should be enabled to:

• respond to the specific challenges and opportunities which diversity and inclusion present in Northern Ireland and the wider world;

• identify and exercise their rights and social responsibilities in relation to local, national and global issues;

• develop their understanding of the role of society and government in safeguarding individual and collective rights in order to promote equality and to ensure that everyone is treated fairly;

• develop their understanding of how to participate in a range of democratic processes;

• develop awareness of key democratic institutions and their role in promoting inclusion, justice and democracy;

• develop awareness of the role of non-governmental organisations.