Twenty Five Years of Citizenship Education Scholarship Presented at CERN


  • Catherine Broom University of British Columbia Okanagan


This paper reviews the history of submissions to the Citizenship Education Research Network
(CERN), in a narrative that reflects on how citizenship and citizenship education have been
theorized and how this work has connected to social, cultural, national and global events and
factors. The author carried out a critical literature review of papers submitted to CERN and
identified key themes using a grounded theory approach. After contextualizing concepts of
citizenship and citizenship education, this paper describes trends and changes in work submitted to CERN and concludes with a discussion of where work in the field may be trending next.