Third Forum of the Citizenship Education Research Network (CERN) / Troisième Forum du Réseau de Recherche sur l'Éducation à la Citoyenneté (RRÉC)


Where are we at in citizenship education?

Où sommes-nous rendus en éducation à la citoyenneté?

 le 29 mai 2002/May 29, 2002

Room 2-211, OISE - University of Toronto/l'Université de Toronto

8:30 - 9:00 am Introduction and welcome (CERN National Team)

9:00 - 10:30 am PANEL 1: Citizenship, multiculturalism and immigration

Chair: Ian Donaldson (Multiculturalism Program, Canadian Heritage)

Neyda Long (University of New Brunswick): Conceptions of Political Participation among Recent Latin-American Newcomers to Canada: A Phenomenographic Examination of Prior Knowledge

Luc Vigneault (Université de Moncton): Le Conflit du Critique et du Civique

Pilar Folgueiras (Universidad de Barcelona): From Tolerance to Recognition. Teacher Training Programs for Intercultural Citizenship

Yvonne Hébert, Jennifer Wenshya Lee, Shirley Xiaohong Sun (University of Calgary) and Chiara Berti, (Università di Genova): Citizenship as Social Capital: Immigrant Youth

10:45 am - 12:15 pm PANEL 2: Students' perceptions of citizenship and citizenship education

Chair: Marie McAndrew (University of Montreal)

Michel Pagé (University of Montreal): Students' Perceptions of Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Québec, New-Brunswick and Alberta

Ian Davies (University of York, UK); Mark Evans (OISE/UT); Graham Pike (University of Prince Edward Island); and Alan Sears (University of New Brunswick): Perspectives on Citizenship Education: European Student Teachers Perceptions of the Education of Canadian Student Citizens

Stephane Lévesque (University of Western Ontario): Becoming Citizens: High School Students and Citizenship in BC and Québec

12:15 - 2:15 pm Keynote Presentation

David Selby and research team (OISE/UT):
Case Studies of Initiatives of Education for Global Citizenship in Eleven Countries

2:30 – 4:00 pm PANEL 3: Citizenship Education in School Settings

Chair: Rowena Arshad (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

Sylvie Courtine Sinave (Université de Sherbrooke): La Relation Problématique Entre L'objet (L'éducation à la Citoyenneté) et la Personne (L'étudiant/étudiante de Formation Initiale en Enseignement)

Grace Feuerverger (OISE/UT): A 'School for Peace': Conflict Resolution and Citizenship Education in Israel

Larry Bencze (OISE/UT): School science for citizen empowerment: Theoretical tools for subverting state-funded social engineering

4:15 - 5:45 pm PANEL 4: Citizenship education, democracy, and global-local dynamics

Chair: Kathy Bickmore (OISE/UT, and Visiting Professor, Peace University of Costa Rica)

Adam Davidson-Harden (University of Western Ontario): Education, Globalization and Citizenship:  Toward an Additional Component of Citizenship Based on Problematizing Economic Globalization

Alnaaz Kassam (Toronto District School Board): The Role of Responsibility in the Canadian Identity, Citizenship and Democracy: The Case for Internet Technologies

Larry Kuehn (British Columbia Teachers Federation and UBC): Educating for Citizenship on a Networked Globe

Daniel Schugurensky (OISE/UT): Citizenship Learning, Social Engagement and Participatory Democracy: An International Study of Three Settings

Due to room capacity, attendance will be limited to 70 people. Pre-registration required (see below).

7:30 pm Evening program (hosted by the Transformative Learning Centre)

Place: OISE Auditorium

Performance by singer Marcelo Puente

Book Launch of TLC Book "Expanding the Boundaries of Transformative Learning" (edited by Edmund O'Sullivan, Amish Morrell and Mary Ann O'Connor)

Play: Earth Mumma: Dancing Around the Right

Written and produced by Students on Seven (SOS) and friends

A creation that uses puppets, mask, and voice work to depict their interpretation of environmental degradation and the various ways humans interact and, sometimes, harmonize with nature.  This short performance is the result of a group of students who were looking to create a space where they could experiment with their voices and ideas using popular art and theatre.

Play: CIVIL:EYES:NATION :   A culture jamming romp about contemporary issues....

A theatre and dance performance about the environment, media and globalization. Join us for a cultural exploration which captures the absurdity of contemporary life, a satiric look at life on the brink of disaster.  In a fragmented world  where youth buy into the logo-s of consumerism, join Professor E. O'Sullivan as he spins global visions. 
A collaborative creation under the direction of Cynthia Grant, a feminist theatre director, educator and culture critic.   Featuring Global educator Professor Edmund O'Sullivan  as Dr.E-O.  With Anna Chatterton, Freddy Garcia and students from Earl Haig Secondary School.

8:30 pm Dance Party

Featuring live music by:

Robert Davis and the Strange Attractors

John Willinsky's AERA SIG Band


CERN thanks the Multicultural Program of Canadian Heritage, SSHRC, OISE/UT and the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) for their contributions to this forum.

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Pre-registration required: Please send an email to John P. Myers to register:

For more information, contact Daniel Schugurensky, Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Tel: (416) 923-6641 x 2356

Last updated on May 24, 2002