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Jenn Bergen (they/them) teaches in the Curriculum Studies Department in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, Jenn taught at the University of Ottawa, where they completed their Ph.D. in the Faculty of Education. Jenn’s doctoral research compared Saskatchewan and Ontario educational contexts, including how teacher education programs are addressing equity, social justice, and civic engagement with teacher candidates.
This chapter examines some examples of the pedagogical practices that aim to prepare teacher candidates to teach civic education. To critically analyze citizenship and global citizenship education initiatives in some of the teacher education programs in Canada, England, and the United States, it draws upon Andreotti’s spectrum of ‘soft’ to ‘critica...
According to the government agency responsible for tabulating trends in voting patterns, electoral participation in Canada plunged steadily from the 1990s to early twenty-first century; most of the decline is attributed to a dwindling of interest among youth voters, specifically those between 18 and 24 years of age. Recent national and internationa...