ERIC Number: ED228452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report of Citizenship Education Symposium, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, August 17-18, 1982). Occasional Papers in Continuing Education, Number 23.
Brooke, Paula, Ed.
This report contains a summary and six papers from a symposium to examine and define citizenship education for adults and to consider the curriculum implications for adult basic education, English as a second language, and adult special education. The summary report gives an overview of symposium activities and discussions, with particular emphasis on consensus concerning a definition of citizenship education, and the closing comments from three participants synthesizing the symposium themes. In the first paper, adult education activities in the field of citizenship are summarized under four headings: citizenship education and the immigrant, citizenship education for the general population, national and community development, and communications between French and English Canadians. The purposes of citizenship education are considered in the next presentation. The third paper provides a definition of citizenship education. Citizenship education in the context of immigrant education is commented on in the fourth paper with a special focus on religious education. The fifth presentation offers an argument against nationally focused citizenship education. Further definitions of citizenship education in Canada are discussed in the final paper. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Community Development, Continuing Education, Economic Change, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Intercultural Communication, Social Change
Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A4 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.