§ Baroness Ludford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What aspects of European integration are taught as part of the national curriculum. [HL2726]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)
Pupils in England are taught about Europe and the European Union at secondary school. Since the start of the school year 2000 they are taught about the history of Britain in its European and wider context within national curriculum history. From 2002 through national curriculum citizenship, pupils will be taught about the world as a global community, the role of the European Union and the UK's relations in Europe, including the European Union, the Commonwealth and the United Nations. The citizenship framework allows teachers and pupils to explore and debate issues that affect the UK's relations with Europe.