Renewed calls for politics to become part of the school curriculum
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It has long been a topic of debate whether politics should be a compulsory part of the schooling system's curriculum. However, with no real support from anyone in Parliament, the argument has never really made progress. That is up until recently, however, when the independent news platform, Shout Out
UK, released the first version of their ‘Political Literacy’ programme in January 2016.
Now, with an online version of the course set to be available this coming September, we spoke to Shout Out UK’s founder Matteo Bergamini about what the course could mean for politics in education going forward.
On the current state of politics in education, Bergamini was less than impressed, stating that “the problem itself is that we have no political education in this country whatsoever.”
Bergamini, went on to explain that it is “lunacy” expecting people “when they hit 18, to suddenly have all the knowledge they need to actively engage in society,” particularly when it comes to decision such as Brexit.
“You wouldn’t take someone who’s never studied maths before and dump them into an accountancy firm and expect them to do well, and that for me is the problem we have with politics,” Bergamini said.
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