Citizenship learning and political participation: The case of Latin American-Canadians

Jorge Ginieniewicz

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    This article explores the informal learning processes and the changes in the values of a group of 200 Latin American immigrants to Canada. Results show that the majority of the respondents underwent at least one political or civic learning process, like increasing tolerance or environmental responsibility. The findings also suggest a number of tensions between the set of values brought from the home countries and those incorporated in the home country. The author argues that these tensions led some interviewees through a process of transformative learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-85
    Number of pages14
    JournalLondon Review of Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


    • Citizenship learning
    • Immigration
    • Informal learning
    • Latin American Canadians
    • Political participation


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