Our Schools/Our Selves: Fall 2005

Schooling for Democracy: One Size Does Not Fit All
November 1, 2005

It's all over the papers - young people aren't voting.  It's the fault of the media leaving negative perceptions. It's the fault of the school curriculum for not teaching enough civics.  It's the fault of Elections Canada for not making registration easy enough. It's the fault of politicians for not addressing youth issues. Are we pinning the blame on the wrong donkey?  Maybe the problem is imbedded in the deeply entrenched dynamic of schools as places where democracy is taught but not practiced.  This theme issue of Our Schools/Our Selves focuses on this dilemma...(read more)