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Teaching history and educating for citizenship: A new approach in Quebec

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Abstract:

This article examines the ways in which history has been combined with citizenship education in Quebec's new high school curricula in world and Quebec/Canadian history to create a new subject, history and education for citizenship, in which every unit of study is assigned a distinct 'citizenship objective'. The article examines the conception of citizenship on which Quebec's new curriculum is based, its educational goals, the specification of objectives, the approach taken to history and overall programme design.

Keywords: CANADA; CANADIAN HISTORY; CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION; HISTORY CURRICULUM; HISTORY EDUCATION; QUEBEC

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ctl.6.3.229_1

Publication date: 2011-07-01

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  • Citizenship Teaching and Learning is global in scope, exploring issues of social and moral responsibility, community involvement and political literacy. It advances academic and professional understandings within a broad characterisation of education, focussing on a wide range of issues including identity, diversity, equality and social justice within social, moral, political and cultural contexts.
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