The UK takes EU off the curriculum

by Letizia Orlandi - 2013.02.11
The UK takes EU off the curriculum
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The United Kingdom (UK) has removed lessons on the European Union (EU) from the national curriculum for primary and secondary school classes. The department for education stated that, since the EU is a political and economic structure, rather than a geographical phenomenon, then it should not be taught in schools. Teachers in the UK will therefore be able to refer to Britain’s relationship with the EU without referring to the EU institutions based in Brussels. The decision goes against the education policy of the previous Labour government and may well be politically motivated, seeing as Prime Minister David Cameron recently promised a public ‘in or out’ referendum on Europe – if his party wins the next general election.

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