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Public lecture the role of education in civic engagement

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

Category: UNB Fredericton , myUNB , Events , In the Media , UNB Homepage

On Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., the UNB faculty of education in Fredericton presents Dr. Alan Sears as part of the Faculty of Education Colloquium Series.

“Measuring What Matters: Taking Citizenship Seriously as an Outcome of Education”

Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. | Marshall d’Avray Hall - Room 356 | 10 MacKay Drive

The recently revised mission statement for public education in Ontario reads, in part, “Learners in the province’s education system will develop the knowledge, skills and characteristics that will lead them to become personally successful, economically productive and actively engaged citizens.”  Across the democratic world mission statements for education mimic this one in identifying active or engaged citizenship as one of two or three central goals for schooling.  On the ground in classrooms, schools, and school systems, however, citizenship is a very low priority. This is particularly true in Canada where the allocation of resources to teach for active citizenship lags far behind much of the world.  This talk will explore ways to bring citizenship education in from the margins and make it a central focus of the educational enterprise.      

This is a free public event.

Join in Live Streamed at  http://www.youtube.com/user/UNBFEduc

Contact

Dr. José Domene, Professor, Faculty of Education, jfdomene@unb.ca or 506-453-5174