Education

  • Mindfulness and Its Discontents

    Education, Self, and Social Transformation

    By David Forbes     Forthcoming May 2019

    “Extending and deepening the McMindfulness critique, David Forbes takes a fearless stance by peeling away the self-centered, hedonic façade and rhetorical muddle of the Minefulness Industrial Complex.” — Ron E. Purser, author of Handbook of Mindfulness and McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

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  • Decolonizing Academia

    Poverty, Oppression and Pain

    By Clelia O. Rodríguez     October 2018

    Poetic, confrontational and radical, Decolonizing Academia speaks to those who have been taught to doubt themselves because of the politics of censorship, violence and silence that sustain the Ivory Tower.

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  • 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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