Education

  • Academia, Inc.

    How Corporatization Is Transforming Canadian Universities

    By Jamie Brownlee     April 2015

    The first book to address the negative consequences of corporatization of higher education.

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  • Generation Rising

    The Time of the Québec Student Spring

    By Shawn Katz  Preface by Anne Lagacé Dowson  Photographs by Mario Jean     April 2015

    The Québec student strike in the spring of 2012 has been linked with the Arab Spring, and The Idle No More movements as one of the most important and significant social protests of modern times.

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  • Colonized Classrooms

    Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education

    By Sheila Cote-Meek     April 2014

    In Colonized Classrooms, Sheila Cote-Meek discusses how Aboriginal students confront narratives of colonial violence in the postsecondary classroom, while they are, at the same time, living and experiencing colonial violence on a daily basis.

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  • Notes on Ernesto Che Guevara’s Ideas on Pedagogy

    By Lidia Turner Marti     February 2014

    Available for the first time in English outside of Cuba, this book introduces readers to Che Guevara’s pedagogical thinking.

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  • The Last Stand

    Schools, Communities and the Future of Rural Nova Scotia

    By Paul W. Bennett     September 2013

    The hour is late and the clock is ticking for rural and small town communities in Nova Scotia. School closures capture the news headlines, but they signal a more profound development: the gradual, yet relentless, decline in rural populations and a demographic shift that threatens to extinguish what remains of rural communities in Nova Scotia.

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  • Wild Children — Domesticated Dreams

    Civilization and the Birth of Education

    By Layla AbdelRahim     April 2013

    An anthropological analysis of education, this book is the first to examine the root cause of contemporary pedagogical systems from a truly comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. This confluence of ethology and anthropology reveals that the very category “human” is a requirement of civilization contingent on domestication and submission to structural violence at the root of civilized pedagogical practices.

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  • Moving Forward, Giving Back

    Transformative Aboriginal Adult Education

    Edited by Jim Silver     February 2013

    Aboriginal people who choose to improve their education as adults often face many challenges, most of which arise from the ongoing impact of colonialism and of racialized poverty. Yet in Winnipeg’s low-income inner city, a variety of innovative and effective Aboriginal adult education initiatives have emerged. Drawing upon the voices and experiences of Aboriginal adult learners themselves, this book describes the initiatives and strategies that have proven successful and transformative for adult Aboriginal students.

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  • The Intrigues of Archbishop John T. McNally and the Rise of Saint Mary’s University

    By Peter McGuigan     March 2012

    Archbishop John T. McNally never let a little opposition get in the way of what he believed was a good idea. An educator and a builder, he fought for years to transform Saint Mary’s College into a respected university, despite steadfast opposition from within the church and the Halifax community. This book traces the rise of Saint Mary’s College and McNally’s ironed-will commitment to the generation of students that walk the Halifax campus today

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  • Life at the Intersection

    Community, Class and Schooling

    By Carl E. James     January 2012

    The intersection of Jane and Finch in Toronto’s north end has long been portrayed as one of Canada’s most troubled neighbourhoods, with images of social dysfunction, shootings and “at risk” youth dominating media accounts. Setting out to discover what it means – and what it takes – to grow up in this economically disadvantaged and racially and ethnically diverse neighbourhood, Life at the Intersection engages young people, parents and educators to explore the experiences, issues, perceptions and ambitions of the youth of this community. What Carl James finds is that young people have come to appreciate the social capital and cultural wealth of their neighbourhood and that they use the negative perceptions of their community as inspiration for educational and social success. Understanding education as key to encouraging youth to persevere, endure and succeed, this book focuses on youth’s educational experiences and expectations and argues that schooling programs must consider socio-geographic context in their efforts to be socially and culturally relevant.

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  • The Ancient Mariner Speaks

    Examining Regimes of Truth in ADHD

    By Marion Stordy     January 2012

    The number of children labelled ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) has been on the increase since the term entered common medical parlance thirty years ago. Through a deeply personal narrative and an analysis of Michel Foucault’s theories on truth, power and knowledge, The Ancient Mariner Speaks argues that the ADHD label has contributed to the pathologizing of children’s, particularly boys’, behaviour and the further marginalization and exclusion, rather than inclusion, of students in the classroom.

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