The Government has decided that ‘British values’ are democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths. Since 2014, teachers have been required to promote them in schools to all pupils. What are the implications of this for teachers, pupils, and the rest of us?
Discussing a broad mix of issues – citizenship, diversity, social class, ethnicity, religion, counter-extremism, affect, and community cohesion - this book discusses the political, social and cultural contexts.
Drawing on observations of teaching, as well as teachers’ views, it analyses how teachers make sense of their mandatory promotion, and what ideas of citizenship and identity they offer to their pupils.
"By asking how schools are conveying Fundamental British Values, Vincent explores the vexed and emotive space between xenophobia and xenophilia, with cutting edge theory and thoughtful empirical analysis. This is very much a book for the times." Catherine Doherty, University of Glasgow
Carol Vincent is Professor of the Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education at University College London.
The promotion of fundamental British values
Citizenship, Identity and Belonging
Researching the promotion of fundamental British values in schools
Promoting British values in schools
Morality, controversy and emotion in schools
Citizenship, Values, and Belonging