Citizenship education develops students’ capacity to value different perspectives. It builds their sense of agency and supports them to become responsible, active citizens.
Citizenship education research
Beyond the 3R’s: Competencies that matter
Students need more than the 3Rs to be successful in school and in life. Health, citizenship, social-emotional, and creativity competencies are the ‘survival skills’ for the 21st century.
Insights for system change
How can our public education system support students' development of competencies in creativity, citizenship, health, and social-emotional learning?
Measuring What Matters: Phase 3 progress report
This report provides an update on People for Education’s Measuring What Matters (MWM) initiative, including some of the early findings coming out of the school field trials.
Measuring What Matters: Competencies in the classroom
This report includes preliminary findings from the Measuring What Matters field trials taking place in 26 schools across 7 Ontario school boards.
Measuring What Matters: A field guide to field trials
For the past three years, People for Education has been engaged in a project to develop broader goals and measures of success in education.
Samara’s Democracy 360, a report card on the state of Canada’s democracy, focuses on the complex relationship between citizens and political leadership.
Beyond Rocket Science: Meeting the Challenge of Educating Citizens for a Complex World
Dr. Alan Sears talks about the importance of citizenship education.
Message not delivered: the myth of apathetic youth and the importance of contact in political participation
In this report, Samara Canada compares political participation and contact rates between citizens and Canadian political leaders across three age groups.
Measuring What Matters: Citizenship Domain
Dr. Alan Sears of the University of New Brunswick examines why citizenship is a core value for long term success for students and a cohesive, democratic society.
Measuring What Matters: Moving from theory to practice
An overview of the work done to explore the relationship between the domains and education policy and curriculum in Ontario, and plans for the field trials to take place in Ontario schools.
Alan Sears on citizenship education
Listen to Dr. Alan Sears, our lead researcher on citizenship education, speaking at our 2015 conference.