Examining Civic National Values in Kenya and Nepal: Why, how and what next?

Marlon Moncrieffe, John Mwangi, Rajib Tamilsina

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    Our project fuses performance arts methodologies as a pedagogical approach to teaching and learning in primary schools. We provide children with the opportunity to reflect on what they may know of past conflict in their countries, but through their understanding of community peacebuilding in the now, and for the future. This project is centred fully as a comparison of young voices from Kenya and Nepal. However, it is a project that speaks comparatively to the statutory teaching and learning of ‘civic national values’ in UK early years settings, primary and secondary schools through the notion of ‘Fundamental British Values’. These have emerged from more recent and current times of social and religious conflict and are stated as: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. The statutory teaching of these is aimed at preventing radicalisation in young people and seeks to foster a universal sense of connection and belonging to national identity.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Leeds
    Commissioning bodyArts and Humanities Research Council
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


    • post conflict
    • civic national values
    • teaching and learning
    • curriculum
    • global citizenship


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