Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal

A scholarly journal covering ethnic studies in Canada.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring

A White Paper on Aboriginal Education in Universities
ABSTRACT/RESUME In this paper, I recount the circumstances which have caused me to question deeply my own complicity in Eurocentric education, which is really all we have to offer our Aboriginal students. Coming from my position as a white, female,...
Canadian Pluralism, the Charter, and Citizenship Education
ABSTRACT/RESUME As the constitutional document defining the entitlement of Canadians, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms establishes the legal parameters of citizenship in Canada. Since its adoption in 1982. not only individuals but members of cultural...
Educating Citizens for a Pluralistic Society
********** This collection of articles is the result of a research project entitled "Educating Citizens for a Pluralistic Society," which was funded by a grant from Canadian Heritage/Patrimoine canadien awarded to Rosa Bruno-Jofre, then Associate...
Examining Higher Education and Citizenship in a Global Context of Neoliberal Restructuring
ABSTRACT/RESUME My paper begins by articulating a neo-Gramscian framework to conceptualize issues of citizenship and the recent changes to Canadian higher education. This framework is adopted from the writing of Jacob Torfing who provides a critical...
From Heritage to International Languages: Globalism and Western Canadian Trends in Heritage Language Education
ANTONIO (TONY) J. TAVARES ABSTRACT/RESUME Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, educational systems in Canada responded to diversity in their populations by expanding heritage language programming in public schools. The support for heritage languages...
Multiculturalism and Citizenship: The Status of "Visible Minorities" in Canada
ABSTRACT/RESUME It is never a strongly contested view that Canada has "grown up" as a multicultural society. Canada's dynamic process of growth in ethnocultural relations has largely been influenced by three principal forces -- the indigenous peoples,...
Pluralism, Corporatism, and Educating Citizens
ABSTRACT/RESUME Educating for citizenship is faced with many obstacles not the least of which is the ambiguity of citizenship itself. Problematic, too, are the possible forms such an education may take, since schooling is influenced by claims to...
Public Schooling and Citizenship Education in Canada
ABSTRACT/RESUME This article examines the role of public schools in Canada as agents of citizenship education. The historical development of citizenship education in Canada is outlined and the current neglect of citizenship education in favour of...
Public Schooling in English Canada: Addressing Difference in the Context of Globalization
ABSTRACT/RESUME Our understanding of Canadian polity formation is based on a pluralistic moral democracy that recognizes a fluid concept of cultural retention, differentiated citizenship as explained by Kymlicka, and a social ethic of care. We argue...
School and Curriculum Reform: Manitoba Frameworks & Multicultural Teacher Education
ABSTRACT/RESUME In the 1990s Manitoba, in common with all other provinces in Canada, undertook an extensive program of centrally-driven school and curriculum reform. At the forefront of this reform movement in this province was a series of tightly-linked...
The TimeLinks Image Archive: A Case Study in Using Photographic Images in Teaching about Ethnic Relations
ABSTRACT/RESUME The TimeLinks Image Archive (http://timelinks.merlin.mb.ca/) contains more than two thousand visual representations of life in Manitoba in the second decade of the twentieth century. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for students...
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