A Framework for Citizenship Education in Sierra Leone (Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education Series)
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"We have attained disarmament, the guns are silent, peace has returned, but we must ensure we guard that peace. We must cultivate desirable attitudes and build a moral and disciplined society as we ensure character development in our young." (Honourable Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, 2003) Following eleven years of civil strife and violence, the people of Sierra Leone are once again on the road to development and advancement, restoring their country to what was once called the "Athens of Africa". With this vision in mind, the Education Ministry with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat and civil society partners has forged a consensus on how the citizen of tomorrow shall be educated which will be high lighted in a forthcoming National Policy for Education in Sierra Leone. This book is a vital component of that policy. It is an expression of the new dispensation in Sierra Leonian education, articulating the restoration of Citizenship Education as an essential aspect of the curriculum at all levels of the Education system.
Foreword 1. Introduction Purpose Process Stakeholder Input Output Context Assumptions 2. Context Politics Education HIV/AIDS 3. Rationale The Constitution A New Education Policy for Sierra Leone 4. Theoretical Framework Freedom and Democracy Justice and Equity Openness Accountability Rule of Law Peace and Reconciliation 5. Curriculum Peace Education Human Rights in Education History Arts and Culture Religion Education 6. Teaching Strategies Dialogue and Debate Role Models Nurturing a Culture of Human Rights Making Arts and Culture Part of the Curriculum Adding a New Dimension to History Character and Nation Building through Sport A Conscious Bias towards the Girl Child Affirming a Common Citizenship Use of Multimedia Platforms Experiential Learning Forging Strategic Partnerships Encouraging Multilingualism 7. Teacher Development and Support Commitment and Competence Code of Conduct Conventional Teaching Techniques Infusion 8. Delivery Modes 9. Challenges Managing Change Creating an Enabling Environment Content Packaging Lack of Autonomy The Way Forward 10. Conclusion References Annex: Stakeholder Inputs at the Symposium held on 25 June in Sierra Leone
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