CTL1312H: Democratic Citizenship Education: Comparative International Perspectives

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What social identities and roles are included in the ‘citizenships’ to be taught in various political and social contexts, and why?  How might democratic citizenship be taught and learned?  This course examines contrasting approaches to political (governance), social and cultural (identity and justice), local and transnational education for democracy (democratization), in light of comparative international and Canadian scholarship.  The course addresses implicit and explicit citizenship curriculum/ teaching, primarily in relation to youth and state-funded formal (school) education.  Themes include:  agency in relation to social structures; participation in social institutions and collective decisions; territory and environment; social conflict, dissent and peacebuilding; diversely-positioned identities (gender, culture, nation…), values and motivations, rights, relationships, community and justice.  Participants will learn to analyze and assess educational proposals and experiences in relation to theory, research, and their own democratic education goals.  This course serves as a core course for the Institute's graduate studies specialization in comparative, international, and development education.

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Graduate Department
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning