of Astronomy, unless circumcision had been undertaken.” (Origen n.d, cited in James 1954, p44).
After the bombing of the twin towers in America the British Government had paid greatemphases on been active citizens, especially as radical Islam was on the raised. The idea of Active Citizenship, Social diversity, Community Cohesion and Community Involvementhas gained Prominence in the media, political discussions and political practices withinBritain in the last fifteen years. (Sage Journals 2009). Therefore an active citizen is one whoensures to get involved in issues that affect them and their Community. He or She must seek to promote Promote a multi-cultural Society so as to bring about social integration andCommunity cohesion. They should ensure that their democratic rights are protected andmust make sure they excise their voting rights. And also they must seek to know howGovernment policies are implemented and how such policies affect their everyday lives. The main goal of the new traditional British values are to ensure that the Educationalsystem informs Citizens of democratic procedures that promotes social diversity, equality,respect, tolerance and other democratic principles. Therefore it is very important Educationfor Citizenship is taught in Schools, as it will enable the Citizens to treat each others in adignified and respectful manner regardless of their races, religions, sexualities or backgrounds.There are various arguments for the teaching of Citizenship Education, three of which are asfollows:
To ensure Citizens rights are not infringed.
To promote a multi-cultural society.
It encourages Citizens to get involved in Community issues that affect them.
PROTECTION OF CITIZENS RIGHTS:
Most people do not seem to understand howGovernment works and how policies affect their everyday lives. Many people in society