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Citizenship Education in Primary School: A Study of Professional Teacher Representations in Quebec
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Ottwa | 2016 | p. 1-24
ISSN 0380-2361
Pierre-Luc Fillion; Luc Prud’homme; Marie-Claude Larouche
Corporate author: 
Canadian Journal of Education
Europe and North America

Considering the ambiguity of ministerial guidance relating to citizenship education, this study examines the professional representation of elementary teachers, particularly because they impact the actualization of this responsibility in the classroom. This article presents the results of a qualitative research conducted with eight teachers working in two elementary schools in Québec. The data collected through individual interviews reveal a work that is conceived as a daily, unplanned activity widely associated with the together-ness at school. The conceptualizations of the participants appear to rely on a more con-formist view of the personally responsible citizen.

Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Teaching and learning materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Level of education: 
Primary education


Citizenship education; Professional representation; Elementary school
Éducation à la citoyenneté; représentations professionnelles; École primaire