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ERIC Number: EJ813751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Upon Which Conception of Citizenship Should We Build a Model for Civic Education? Rethinking a Deliberative Context for Teacher Education from the Aims of Citizenship Education in the New Quebec Education
Lefrancois, David; Ethier, Marc Andre
College Quarterly, v10 n1 p1-24 Win 2007
Within the framework of current reflection of a philosophical nature on citizenship, citizenship education and the training of those who will take on this type of teaching, the authors hope to achieve a double objective in this article that can be summarized as: (1) To contribute to the development of a conception of citizenship founded on the theory of deliberative democracy; and (2) To identify the normative implications of this conception for citizenship education and for the training of teachers. The authors propose to first explain why the conception of citizenship resting on the deliberative theory of law and of democracy reveals itself to be superior to predominant conceptions. They then attempt to define, using grand strokes, the normative framework of civic education which, within pedagogical practice, would conform best to the conventions of the conception of citizenship being asserted in this article. Their task will consist in the end of expressing as much the implications as the consequences of the deliberative conception in regard to the training of citizens. They intend to give some direction to the mandate of Quebec's citizenship education project, as well as to define the idea of dialogical competence that teachers will have to possess in order to confront the underlying issues at stake in educating future citizens. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada