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This portrait of young people offers us a starting point for developing citizenship education from the point of view of the young people who are not only the recipients but also the chief agents of citizenship education. The way they live and the perspective that they have on the world will prove the biggest single factor in what they and others can achieve. Family life and sexual activity As far as sexual activity is concerned, young women are—perhaps contrary to popular belief—more active than young men of the same age, with 37 per cent of 16- to 19-year-old women having one sexual partner in the past year, Young people now 55 compared with 24 per cent of men, and 33 per cent having more than two, compared with 28 per cent.

3 The argument runs that where stocks of social capital are high, it is more likely that communities can develop vital democratic institutions and respond positively and effectively to social and economic challenges, particularly in the inner cities. Citizenship education is one means by which schools can help replenish the nation’s depleted stocks of social capital. It is, however, not the only means. Schoolbased initiatives need to be matched by equally determined efforts to promote neighbourhood renewal through community development and ‘strategic partnerships’ between local government and community-based organizations (see Chapter 16).

New Statesman, 3 April 2000. 2. Professor Linda Colley, Britishness in the 21st century, LSE, December 2000, in an address arranged in conjunction with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 3. Project quoted from Local Government Association/National Youth Agency (200l) Hear by Right. 8 Young people now In the end it is the involvement and experience of young people that counts. Neither Statutory Orders, however splendid, nor advisory groups, however wise, will achieve anything worth while without the ready involvement of young people.

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