NZ citizenship education
- MPs want Ed. Ministry encouraged
Zealand's "Ministry of Education should be encouraged to strengthen
the place of citizenship education in the curriculum and make more teaching
resources available for this purpose".
recommendation to the Government is made in the civics education section
of the report on the Inquiry into the 2004 Local Authority Elections.
This report of Parliament's Justice and electoral Committee, chaired by
Labour MP Tim Barnett, was published under the authority of the House
of Representatives on 10 August 2005.
multi party committere said "all studies of citizenship education
indicate that the lack of good resources is hindering the implementation
of learning that promotes active participation as citizens, even when
there is a strong desire for such education.
out more... full report is published online at http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz/Publications/CommitteeReport/
Inquiry to review New Zealand's existing constitutional arrangements also
reported to the House just before the 47th Parliament rose in August.
The committee, chaired by Hon Peter Dunne, said " to foster greater
understanding of our constitutional arrangements in the long term we recommend
that increased effort should be made to improve civics and citizenship
education in schools." The recommendation said this was " to
provide young people with the knowledge needed to become responsible and
out more...full report is published online at http://www.constitutional.parliament.govt.nz/