In my elementary schooling I was never exposed to a great amount of citizenship. We may have briefly looked at the subject of citizenship but never went into full detail where I would have remembered anything from it. There was one time in 7th grade where we had jobs and we had to work as a team to pay for extra supplies, help others and fulfill our responsibilities as members of a certain job. Also, with this job we had to make decisions; one of the jobs that I was a part of was making a seating plan for every month and this took a lot of problem solving and decision making, with going back and forth with our teacher. When I got to high school, we had a group of students who led the school called the SRC, whenever spring came around, we had to participate in voting for the new school president for the next school year. During my 4 years of high school we never really talked about what makes a good citizen or how we can change to become better citizens for the societies, usually this topic only came up briefly for when the teacher or students got off topic during class time.
The three types of citizenship that are mentioned in the article are “the personally responsible citizen, the participatory citizen, and the justice-oriented citizen”. During my school I was never a part of groups at school where they would work towards social change. We had a group that was called RIA (royals in action), this group represented the justice-oriented citizen because they were set out to try to make environmental changes and social changes in the surrounding community and other parts of Regina. This focused on the doing aspect and how to change the society, which can be a big job to handle. As I mentioned earlier, I was not influenced in any way of citizenship till high school, but even then, it was very low key. It may have been more effective if we did learn about citizenship, so that we also know how to make a good citizen and what we can change to become better citizen for this society. I think its important for every school to touch base on all three types of citizenship so that we can all be active citizens of society.