A Framework for Heritage, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education

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Following the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers held in Halifax, Canada, in November 2000, the Commonwealth Secretariat organised a seminar with the theme ‘A Commonwealth Framework for Heritage, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education’ in Johannesburg, South Africa, in April 2002.

This publication was compiled from the papers and proceedings of the seminar. It is a result of collaborative work undertaken by educationalists, curriculum developers and leading experts to develop a framework for an innovative approach to citizenship education, to strengthen a culture of fairness, equity, tolerance and respect.

This groundbreaking approach involves the key elements of heritage, multiculturalism and citizenship. The framework, easily adapted to individual countries, serves as a basis for organising curriculum and for teaching and learning resources.



Religious Tolerance and Citizenship in Lesotho: Religious Education or Citizenship Educaation?

The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate the importance of fostering religious tolerance as an element of citizen education in Lesotho. The starting point will be a short analytical review of the roots of religious intolerance in Lesotho. The contention is that if any policy is to be implemented successfully, the causes of the disturbance, which necessitated the policy intervention in the first place, need to be identified correctly.


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