There is increasing academic and professional interest in how children develop their understanding of the way in which the social, economic and political world is organised. Studies in primary and secondary socialisation, and in economic and political socialisation, have been followed in many countries by curriculum development and programmes that incorporate learning about society into educational practice. Teachers, researchers, educational administrators and the wider community are aware of the sophisticated appreciation of the social world that children are able to develop.

The International Association for Citizenship, Social and Economics Education (IACSEE) was formed in 1994 as a forum for education professionals, academics and members of the wider community who have an interest in how children learn and are taught about society and economics. Membership of the Association is open via a three-tier system to those who are:

  • teaching in schools, colleges and universites;
  • researching aspects of this area;
  • working in support services or networks.

The benefits of membership include:

  • International Conferences held in alternate years: Glasgow, Scotland 1995; Malmö, Sweden 1997; Atlanta, USA 1999; Durham, England 2001; Eegmond aan Zee, the Netherlands 2003; and Chicago, USA 2005. Programmes include members' papers, seminars, panels, and conference proceedings are published;
  • an International Journal, Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, published by JPC Publishing three times a year. It includes refereed articles on innovations and research, analyses of curriculum practice and reviews. Members receive the Journal as part of their subscription, although it is also available to non-member institutions at around £50 a year;
  • National Networking Opportunities for formal and informal information exchanges at a national level;
  • Access to our online Members' Section, which contains the latest Association news and opportunities to partake in online discussions with other IACSEE members