Researchers from Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, have published a report on a study of pupils' views: Pupils as Citizens: participation, responsibility and voice in the transition from primary to secondary school.
The research examined pupils’ views regarding active citizenship in Scottish primary and secondary schools, and their accounts of opportunities for participation at each side of the primary secondary transition. Moreover, it explored primary children’s anticipation of this school transition, in addition to secondary pupils’ reflections on their experiences of both sectors. 'Active citizenship’ was taken to include ideas of pupil participation and responsibility, decision-making and voice.
Download the full report and the executive summary via the university website
The Times Educational Supplement Scotland and The Scotsman have also highlighted some of the major findings from this report.
Brown, J., Croxford, L., & Minty, S. 2017. Pupils as Citizens: participation, responsibility and voice in the transition from primary to secondary school, Funded by Gordon Cook Foundation, University of Edinburgh.