This book maps the contours of migrant students’
Canadian identity through the diverse ways students
perceive Canada, Canadians, and themselves as
Canadians in an effort to contribute to ongoing
theory-building about Canadian identity. As well, it
evaluates social studies curriculum documents and
textbooks in order to gain insights that could
contribute to ongoing efforts for improvement of
By illustrating the changing nature of Canadian
national identity and the need to be
sensitive to diverse conceptions of Canada and what
it means to be Canadian, this book contributes to
ongoing efforts to improve the potential of
curricula and textbooks to engage students more
fully in the construction of national identities
that are both meaningful and purposeful.
Todd Horton obtained his B.A. at the University of Toronto in
1987 followed by a B.Ed in 1990 and M.A. in 1992 from the
University of New Brunswick. He received his Ph.D. from the
University of British Columbia in 2003.
Dr. Horton is currently a professor in the Faculty of Education
at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.