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Web Links The social and moral responsibilities of citizens http://www.connexionsdirect.com/index.cfm?pid=162&catalogueContentID=536&disability=true&render=detailedArtic le Simple, introductory website offering short summaries of what it means to be a citizen in both a local and national context http://www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk/main/page.php?286 Brief look at issues associated with citizenship from the Citizenship Foundation http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/AdoptedText/ta99/erec1401.htm Recommendations from the European Assembly on the responsibilities of individuals and how best to implement these through education http://homepages.ed.ac.uk/calarks/arks/Materials/particip/What_is_Citizenship.pdf Activity-based website providing tasks associated with what it means to be a citizen, rights and responsibilities, barriers to involvement and so on. Fairly basic but with interactive element http://www.aacu.org/core_commitments/documents/brochure.pdf Statement from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), expressing the need to educate students about personal and social responsibility http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=5293 Short article on the relationship between moral responsibility and citizenship by Dr Helen Irving of the University of Sydney http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/why/articles/wolf.htm st Interesting insight into one person’s perceived responsibilities as a citizen in the 21 Century http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/RightsAndResponsibilities/DG_10015894 More formal look at the practical side of rights and responsibilities expected by the UK government of people coming to the UK and current citizens http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/principles/citizen.htm Citizen responsibilities as outlined by the U.S. Department of State http://www.brlsi.org/proceed1999/lecture101099.htm Overview of a lecture presented by Professor Helen Haste of Bath University on responsibility and citizenship http://www.soton.ac.uk/citizened/activities/rights_duties_of_citizenship/quiz.html Activity-based quiz from the University of Southampton ‘designed to start you thinking about where you stand on some key issues on the rights and duties of citizenship’ http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/ltt/lifelong/roles.htm Website aimed more at school-level but which offers some basic information on understanding and advancing roles and responsibilities via the educational system. http://www.socialstudies.org/positions/effectivecitizens/ Statement from the National Council for the Social Studies entitled ‘Creating Effective Citizens’ http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-9219/teaching.htm Article addressing the educational status and provision of citizenship in U.S. schools entitled ‘Teaching the responsibilities of citizenship’ http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:bHJXkrZbiZwJ:www.qaresources.co.uk/samplepol/pol sarocr2596.doc+student+understanding+of+social+and+moral+responsibilities&hl=en&ct=cln k&cd=197&gl=uk Short summaries of the rights, legal obligations and responsibilities of citizens. Also provides an overview of the changing attitudes towards citizenship from the various UK governments since 1945.
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