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Andrew S. Hughes & Alan Sears

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 10: The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Canada: The Centre Cannot Hold

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The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Canada: The Centre Cannot Hold
The struggle for citizenship education in canada: The centre cannot hold
Andrew S.Hughes and AlanSears

In August 2005 the Ministers of Education from member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) met in Trinidad and Tobago on the theme ‘Quality Education for a Democratic Citizenry’ (OAS, 2005). The summit culminated with a commitment to a hemisphere-wide programme of education for democratic values and practices comprising ‘a broad range of activities undertaken within the framework of the OAS to strengthen democracy through education’ (OAS, 2006). The programme included a presentation by Judith Torney-Purta, Chair of the International Steering Committee for the Civic Education study of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and ...

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