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
This report includes preliminary findings from the Measuring What Matters field trials taking place in 26 schools across 7 Ontario school boards.
For the past three years, People for Education has been engaged in a project to develop broader goals and measures of success in education.
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.
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.
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.
In this guest blog for Samara, Annie Kidder talks about the importance of including citizenship skills in the curriculum.
According to UNESCO, developing citizenship skills in young people is one of the keys to ensuring a sustainable future.
A summary of the findings from the initial public consultations and an outline of the work done to identify the five domain areas and conditions for quality learning environments.
The launch report for Measuring What Matters, a project proposing five dimensions of learning that, alongside academic achievement, might be part of a more comprehensive set of indicators of success.
Alan Sears on citizenship education
Listen to Dr. Alan Sears, our lead researcher on citizenship education, speaking at our 2015 conference.