A Framework for Citizenship Education in Sierra Leone

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A Framework for Citizenship Education in Sierra Leone

Series Title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Size: 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-772-6
Pages: 90

“We have attained disarmament, the guns are silent, peace has returned, but we must ensure we guard that peace. We must cultivate desirable attitudes and build a moral and disciplined society as we ensure character development in our young.”
(Honourable Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, 2003)

Following eleven years of civil strife and violence, the people of Sierra Leone are once again on the road to development and advancement, restoring their country to what was once called the “Athens of Africa". With this vision in mind, the Education Ministry with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat and civil society partners has forged a consensus on how the citizen of tomorrow shall be educated which will be high lighted in a forthcoming National Policy for Education in Sierra Leone.

This book is a vital component of that policy. It is an expression of the new dispensation in Sierra Leonian education, articulating the restoration of Citizenship Education as an essential aspect of the curriculum at all levels of the Education system.

ContentsExpand or collapse me

1. Introduction
Stakeholder Input

2. Context

3. Rationale
The Constitution
A New Education Policy for Sierra Leone  

4. Theoretical Framework
Freedom and Democracy
Justice and Equity
Rule of Law
Peace and Reconciliation  

5. Curriculum
Peace Education
Human Rights in Education
Arts and Culture
Religion Education  

6. Teaching Strategies
Dialogue and Debate
Role Models
Nurturing a Culture of Human Rights
Making Arts and Culture Part of the Curriculum
Adding a New Dimension to History
Character and Nation Building through Sport
A Conscious Bias towards the Girl Child
Affirming a Common Citizenship
Use of Multimedia Platforms
Experiential Learning
Forging Strategic Partnerships
Encouraging Multilingualism  

7. Teacher Development and Support
Commitment and Competence
Code of Conduct
Conventional Teaching Techniques

8. Delivery Modes  

9. Challenges
Managing Change
Creating an Enabling Environment
Content Packaging
Lack of Autonomy
The Way Forward  

10. Conclusion  


Annex: Stakeholder Inputs at the Symposium held on 25 June in Sierra Leone