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dc.contributor.authorMoores, Erin 19:50:57 (GMT) 19:50:57 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe Independent Studies program closed in 2016. This thesis was one of 25 accepted by Library for long-term preservation and presentation in UWSpace.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the links between citizenship and multiculturalism in the Ontario secondary school curriculum Grade 10 Civics course and among Ontario youth. Contemporary citizenship theory suggests that a progressive approach to citizenship, fostering critical thinking, civic participation and commitment to social justice, is particularly necessary in a multicultural nation faced with complex issues like racism and inequity. However, this study offers preliminary support for the idea that Ontario’s approach to citizenship education remains generally conservative in nature and does not create a platform from which students could internalize critical perspectives on multiculturalism. Analysis of the Ontario Grade 10 Civics course and interviews with five recent Ontario high school graduates likewise suggests that students may also retain more conservative attitudes towards citizenship and superficial knowledge about its links to multiculturalism. This paper suggests that more research into how students understand these complex topics might assist educators as they develop more progressive curricula.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIS 310, Thesis Phase Ien
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIS 320, Thesis Phase IIen
dc.subjectCanadian citizenshipen
dc.subjectOntario Grade 10 civics curriculumen
dc.subjectconservative attitudesen
dc.titleCitizenship for a Modern Democracy: Youth Perspectives on the Canadian Multicultural Realityen
dc.typeBachelor Thesisen Studiesen Studiesen
uws-etd.degreeBachelor of Independent Studiesen
uws.contributor.advisorSimpson, Jennifer
uws.contributor.advisorSimmons, Nicola
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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