chapter  4
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Once again with feeling

The UK Advisory Group on Education for Citizenship (DfEE 1998) talks about ‘young children learning from the very beginning socially and morally responsible behaviour both in and beyond the classroom’. In order to do this they need:

a sense of self awareness; a positive self-concept; a sense of others; a feeling of ‘belonging’; conditions which promote empathy; a learning environment which encourages positive self-

expression, including the articulation of emotions; skills of self management; relationship skills; conflict resolution strategies.