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Mandated citizenship: facilitating and reflecting on the development of citizenship through the Ontario mandated high school community service requirement

dc.contributor.advisorGreenwood, David
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Thomas Adam
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26T18:32:32Z
dc.date.available2018-06-26T18:32:32Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/4225
dc.description.abstractCivic education and community service are widely viewed as worthwhile educational pursuits. Recent Canadian studies have shown that youth are now engaged in voluntary service more than any other age group in Canada. A key contributing factor to youth involvement has been the development of community service requirements for high school graduation; Ontario is a current example. This research sought to develop a better understanding of the effectiveness of the Ontario high school community involvement program through a qualitative case study of one Northwestern Ontario high school. Multiple sources were accessed including: civic educational philosophy, academic best practices, curriculum documents, and interviews with key high school educators. A particular interest was dedicated to identifying the factors within the Ontario program that promote and inhibit community-based learning and civic education. The following key findings are offered as a result of this case study investigation: - Emphasis is often placed on only one type of responsible citizenship, - Tension exists between the initiative’s written purpose and how it is practiced, - The program is inconsistent in offering meaningful opportunities for all students, - Guided reflection has been overlooked as an integral program requirement, - A need exists to renegotiate the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders, - The program’s structure must be revised to support its written purpose.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMandatory community service (Education)en_US
dc.subjectOntario high school community involvement programen_US
dc.subjectCommunity-based learning and civic educationen_US
dc.subjectService-learningen_US
dc.subjectCommunity involvement (Education)en_US
dc.titleMandated citizenship: facilitating and reflecting on the development of citizenship through the Ontario mandated high school community service requirementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKerr, Don


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