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Research Models Laying the Foundation for the Unesco Chair: Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education (DCMÉT)
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Québec | 2018 | 42 p.
Paul R. Carr; Gina Thésée
Corporate author: 
Europe and North America

The conceptual and theoretical models presented in this document were developed over a roughly twelve-year period, starting in 2005, by the Chair (Paul R. Carr, Université du Québec en Outaouais) and Co-Chair (Gina Thésée, Université du Québec à Montréal) of the UNESCO Chair DCMÉT. These models have been published in diverse academic journals in either English or French, and have been translated and adapted herein to produce an updated and bilingual representation of the Education for Democracy research that Carr and Thésée have produced. In some cases, the models have been refined (and improved) over time, and they are presented as a means of attempting to elucidate, interrogate and highlight the meaning of the three themes that underpin the UNESCO Chair DCMÉT.

Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Human rights / Human dignity
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Peace / Culture of peace
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education


Citizenship education; Global citizenship education; Civic education; Transformative Education; Democracy
Éducation à la citoyenneté; Éducation à la citoyenneté momdiale; Éducation transformatoire; Démocratie