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Religious Traditions and Models of Citizenship Education: The Legacy of a Normative Universe (Politique et Sociétés; vol. 34, no. 2)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Montreal | 2015 | p. 87-103
ISSN 1203-9438 (print); ISSN 1703-8480 (digital)
Félix Mathieu; Guy Laforest
Corporate author: 
Société québécoise de science politique
Europe and North America
© Société québécoise de science politique, 2015

This article analyzes the significant links between the citizenship education curricula of France, England and Quebec, as well as their respective religious traditions, which all stem from the central and common core of belonging that is christianity. More precisely, starting from the postulate according to which the religious fact, as a socio-cultural heritage, permeates in a deep and lasting way contemporary societies, the authors show that the values ​​and the ideals resulting from the various religious paths are transposed more or less singularly through the normative and pedagogical universe of French, English and Quebec citizenship education programs.


Resource Type: 
Journal articles / Periodicals
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Lifelong learning


Religious traditions; Citizenship education