SCIC Research Study
Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Saskatchewan
SCIC, with funding from the University of Regina’s Community Research Unit, is undertaking a research study called Global Citizenship in the Classroom: A Review of Global Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools. The intent of this study is to find the current situation of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Saskatchewan schools and compare it to a 1988 study by SCIC.
SCIC has completed Phase 1 of this study, and will continue to build on the preliminary results found to date.
Phase 1 Research:
Preliminary results of Phase 1 suggest that Saskatchewan educators, while teaching many of the concepts of GCE, do not use the term. Likewise, provincial curriculum emphasizes the goals of GCE, without terming it as such. While Global Education continues to be the predominant term that educators and the Ministry of Education use in areas related to GCE, the goals of GCE are being taught by individual teachers who are interested in the topics. However, more needs to be done to support Saskatchewan educators with GCE resources, training, and formal education.