Teaching Britishness

The government’s has announced its a review of whether to make Britishness lessons compulsory for 11-16 year olds. The lack of community cohesion was first highlighted in the Bradford riots reports, the growing criticism of multiculturalism and in particular, the 7th July bombings has further focused minds. A patriotic Britishness is also a conerstone of Brown’s vision for government. A range of contributors offer their thoughts on the idea of teaching British values.