Fundamental British Values: Are they fundamental?

Mogra, Imran (2020) Fundamental British Values: Are they fundamental? In: Debates in Primary Education. Debates in Subject Teaching . Routledge, London, pp. 46-61. ISBN 9780367548865

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Since its re-emergence as a political yardstick, by now, fundamental British values (FBV) would be expected to be securely embedded within the fabric of life in English schools.The two pronged policy strategy from the Department of Education (DfE) may be considered as the main contributing factor for raising such expectations as the requirement to actively promote FBV became part of being a teacher (DfE, 2011), and, later, post the Trojan Horse affair (THA), in making FBV the centre piece of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). Thus, it becomes significant for us all to examine in-depth the issues related to teaching and learning.
The chapter will examine, as background, the historical development of nebulous FBV to demonstrate the origins being outside educational discourse; namely in counter-terrorism. As part of this, a critical analysis of the Prevent agenda will be undertaken and the implications of both of these on the educational sector considered. A section of the chapter will present a descriptive analysis of the notions of FBV and deliberate their controversial nature to assist engagement with the social, cultural, ethical and pedagogical issues related to teaching the primary curriculum.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 20 October 2020
Subjects: L200 Politics
X100 Training Teachers
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Childhood
Depositing User: Imran Mogra
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 13:14
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 13:14

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