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Active Citizen

You Can Make a Difference

by (author) Angelo Bolotta, Marc Keirstead, Jill Colyer, Cathy Costello & Shane Pisani

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2006
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This dynamic and engaging full colour text explores what it means to be an active citizen within our democratic society. Included are the various levels of government in Canada and political decision-making processes in Canada. Students will learn how to think critically about issues and react responsibly to them.

About the authors

Born in the village of Carpanzano in Calabria, Italy in 1951, Angelo Bolotta emigrated to Canada in 1955. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours B.A. in economic geography in 1973, and a Bachelor of Education (in geography and economics) in 1974. He also obtained a Master of Education in Curriculum and Assessment in 1988 from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Angelo is a career educator, curriculum leader, administrator, consultant, university instructor and author with over 40 years of experience in public education. He started teaching with the Toronto Catholic District School Board in 1974, and retired in 2009, after serving his last 18 years as a secondary school principal and curriculum leader. He continued his teaching career as an instructor and supervisor with Niagara University from 2007–2014. Angelo is the author of numerous textbooks and educational publications about civics, Canadian history, economics, the immigrant experience, and student assessment.


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