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Final Report

Towards a Research Agenda
for Citizenship Education in Canada

Prepared by
Yvonne M. Hébert (University of Calgary), coordinator,
with the assistance of
Anastasia (Stacey) Kaketsis (University of Calgary),
Michèle Normand (Université de Montréal),
Caroline Tessier (Université de Montréal), and
Lori Wilkinson (U of Alberta)

Reviewed at the Meeting of the Citizenship Education Research Network held June 1, 1998 in Ottawa
Final Version - August 1998

To view the Executive Summary of this report, click here


Table of Contents

Part 1: Towards a Research Agenda for Citizenship Education in Canada

1.1 Background

1.1.1 Purpose of the Citizenship Education Think Tank
1.1.2 Need for a National Capacity for Citizenship Education Research
1.1.3 Beneficiaries and Partners
1.1.4 Anticipated Results
1.1.5 Developmental Process Underlying the Think Tank

1.2 Establishing a Research Agenda for Citizenship Education in Canada

1.2.1 Documentation and Current Research Projects
1.2.2 Towards a Common Research Agenda for Citizenship Education in Canada
1.2.3 Towards Consensus on a Proposed National Research Agenda
1.2.3.1 The Violet Group
1.2.3.2 The Red Group
1.2.3.3 The Orange-Green Group
1.2.3.4 The Blue Group
1.2.4 Major Themes for a National Research Agenda for Citizenship Education
1.2.4.1 Conceptions and Contexts (from the Violet Group)
1.2.4.2 Values (from the Red Group)
1.2.4.3 Skills (from the Orange/Green Group)
1.2.4.4 Practices (from the Blue Group)

1.3 Summary of Discussions Towards a National Research Agenda for Citizenship Education

Part 2: Developing Common Pan-Canadian Collaborative Research Projects

2.1 Developing Research Projects on Conceptions and Contexts of Citizenship Education

2.1.1 Link of Theory and Practice
2.1.2 What Work Has Been Done and is On-Going
2.1.3 Overview 1
2.1.4 Overview 2

2.2 Vers un programme de recherche axé sur les pratiques de la citoyenneté dans les institutions scolaires

2.2.1 Introduction
2.2.2 Les intérêts de recherche
2.2.3 Discussion
2.2.4 Questions de recherche
2.2.4.1 L'état de la situation
2.2.4.2 Les pratiques de la citoyenneté en classe et à l'école
2.2.4.3 L'école comme lieu de "confrontation"
2.2.4.4 Les "meilleures pratiques" de la citoyenneté

2.3 Developing Research Projects on Canadian Citizenship Values and Principles

2.3.1 Review of the Literature
2.3.2 Surveys Determining Citizenship Values and Principles Canadians Share
2.3.3 Canadians' Perceptions of Values Held by Particular Groups
2.3.4 Canadians' Applications of Values and Resolution of Values Conflict
2.3.5 Match between Available Citizenship Materials and Citizenship Values
2.3.6 Important General Considerations
2.3.7 Dissemination of Results
2.3.8. Possible Partners
2.3.9 Possible Funding Agencies
2.3.10 Possible Sources for Publication and Dissemination of Results

2.4 Developing Research Projects on the Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Behaviours of Students, Teachers, Parents and General Public

Part 3: Implementation of a Research Agenda for Citizenship Education in Canada

3.1 Citizenship Values and Principles

3.2 Les connaissances, les attitudes, les habiletés et les comportements des étudiants, des enseignants, de parents et du public en général
3.2.1 Les recherches réalisées ou en cours en lien avec la priorité de recherche
3.2.2 Les intérêts et les questions de recherches
3.2.3 Trois priorités de recherche
3.2.4 Design de la recherche
3.3 Summary of Collaborative Research Projects
3.4 Action Plan for Research Projects and Dissemination of Results

Appendices

A: List of Participants: Citizenship Education Think Tank

B: List of Documents Exchanged at the Citizenship Education Think Tank

C: Framework for a Discussion on an Agenda for a National Program of Work in the Field of Citizenship Education, by Alan Sears, University of New Brunswick, 03.14.98.

D: Macro and Micro Level Aspects of a Programme of Citizenship Education Research, by Andrew S. Hughes and Alan M. Sears, University of New Brunswick, Published in the December 1996 issue of Canadian and International Education, Vol. 25, No. 2: 17-30.

          E: Agenda, Ordre du jour, and Action Plan for the Citizenship Education Think Tank

List of Tables

1. Conceptions of Citizenship: Historical, Social, Philosophical Context: Proposed Studies, Researchers and Time Period.

2. Peoples' Conceptions of Citizenship: Proposed Studies, Researchers and Time Period.

3. Educators' Conceptions: Proposed Studies, Researchers and Time Period.

4: Citizenship Values: Proposed Studies, Researchers and Time Period.

5. Types of Research Relevant to Citizenship Education.

6. Practices: Proposed Studies, Researchers and Time Period.

7. Conceptions: Historical, Social, Philosophical, Context: Outline and Proposed Budget.

8. Peoples' Conceptions of Citizenship: Outline and Proposed Budget.

9. Educators' Conceptions: Outline and Proposed Budget.

10. Practices: Outline and Proposed Budget.

11. Canadian Citizenship Values and Principles Projects: Outline and Proposed Budget.

12. Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, Behaviours: Outline and Proposed Budget.


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