Second Generation Youth in Canada, Their Mobilities and Identifications: Relevance to Citizenship Education

Yvonne Hébert, Lori Wilkinson, Mehrunnisa Ali
2008 Brock Education: a Journal of Educational Research and Practice  
Based on narrative data recently collected from youth's in three Canadian cities, our paper focuses on second generation perceptions of youth's identifications in a society increasingly influenced by the forces of globalization and how these perceptions may or may not be reflected in programs of study dealing with citizenship education. We utilize a framework consisting of a continuum of mobilities of mind, body, and boundaries to situate their sense of self. The façade of globalisation is
more » ... ned in terms of its impact on identity formation and these youths' impressions of diversity and multiculturalism. Finally, we consider the relevance of the findings for citizenship education in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta.
doi:10.26522/brocked.v17i1.101 fatcat:ukj6csupfbh2dc5cc4zcfjt564