ERIC Number: ED334358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship and the Adult Education Movement in Canada. Monographs on Comparative and Area Studies in Adult Education.
This monograph outlines the impact of citizenship education in Canadian adult education. It posits a tendency in Canada toward the reliance upon and the development of the community. This tendency might explain why Canadians focus their attention on "the imaginative training for citizenship." In the first chapter, the concept of citizen education is examined, against the background of different citizenship styles. Chapter two considers the features of Canadian history and society relevant to citizenship education and indicates the nature of adult education's response. In chapter three, the special case of the Canadian Association for Adult Education is examined. A description of programs and projects follows in the next three chapters. Chapter four describes programs related to the needs of immigrants and to ethnic groups. Chapter five deals with programs that create an informed citizenry and to dispose Canadians to play an active part in the democratic system. Chapter six focuses on programs that bring about social change. The final chapter summarizes current trends in adult education and focuses on future directions of citizenship education. A list of 269 references is included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Educational History, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Social Change
Publications, Centre for Continuing Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2A4, Canada ($18.00 Canadian).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.; International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Association for Adult Education