An Updated Evaluation of the Provision, Practice and Politics of Democratic Education in English Secondary Schools

Building an engaged electorate starts with comprehensive political literacy education. To achieve this, we need to recognise that trained confident teachers are a key part of this process.

This report on the state of political literacy in secondary schools in England by Shout Out UK and the University of Sheffield reveals that six in ten teachers feel responsible for the development of young people’s political literacy and the majority (79%) felt as though their teacher training did not adequately prepare them for teaching politics.

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