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As the case for patriotism has not been decisively made, we have no business promoting it in schools

By Michael Hand

Abstract

Michael Gove wants schools to promote patriotism by putting British history ‘at the heart of a revived National Curriculum’. But can this educational aim be justified? Michael Hand finds that while there are practical benefits to promoting patriotism, it is by no means the only way to motivate citizens to do their ‘civic duty. There is no need for schools to cultivate patriotism in children

Topics: JA Political science (General), JN101 Great Britain, L Education (General)
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:40260
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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