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Religious Traditions and Models of Citizenship Education: The Heritage of a Normative Universe
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Québec | 2015 | p. 87-103
ISSN 1703-8480 (numérique)
Félix Mathieu; Guy Laforest
Corporate author: 
Politique et Sociétés
Europe and North America

This article explores the significant links existing between France’s, England’s, and Quebec’s citizenship education curriculum and their respective religious traditions, which all derive from Christianity, that is their core and common affiliation. Based on the premise that religion, as a cultural fact, leaves a profound and lasting imprint on contemporary societies, the authors show that the values and ideals issued from those religious traditions are more or less transposed into the French’s, English’s and Québécois’s models of citizenship education.

Resource Type: 
Journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Level of education: 
Non-formal education


Civic education; Global citizenship education
Éducation civique; Édducation à la citoyenneté mondiale