HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 cc188-9W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what work is being done to develop curriculum materials to teach secondary pupils about (a) the legal system, (b) politics and (c) civil rights; and if he is satisfied that secondary pupils are sufficiently aware of these areas when they leave school.

Dr. Boyson

Curriculum development work in this general area is being carried out by the Schools Council and others. The Government have published their views on the curriculmn in primary and secondary schools in "The School Curriculum": my right hon. Friend believes that there is still some way to go in meeting the objectives set out in that paper.

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