Educating African Canadians

Author: Keren S. Brathwaite
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550285000
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Educating African Canadians from the Author: Keren S. Brathwaite. Contents: Part I: Assessing the Educational Experiences of African Canadians 1 The Education of African Canadians 2 Listening to Voices 3 Confronting a History of Exclusion 4 Early Childhood Education Part II: Par

New Perspectives On African Centred Education In Canada

Author: George Jerry Sefa Dei
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551304171
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New Perspectives On African Centred Education In Canada from the Author: George Jerry Sefa Dei. New Perspectives on African-Centred Education in Canada is the first study of African-centred schooling in the Canadian context. Starting with an in-depth look at the creation of an Africentric public school within the Toronto District School Board, it tells the story of the movement behind that school's creation and lays bare a rich history of activism, organization, and resistance on the part of numerous African Canadian communities and their allies. The book presents a critical overview of the issues facing racialized students and offers a unique vision of African-centred education as a strategy for student engagement and social transformation. The authors, well known public commentators on African-centred education in Canada, offer a comprehensive analysis of the media controversy surrounding African-centred schools, as well as candid reflections on the personal challenges of fighting a largely unpopular battle.

The Reverend Jennie Johnson And African Canadian History 1868 1967

Author: Nina Reid-Maroney
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 1580464475
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The Reverend Jennie Johnson And African Canadian History 1868 1967 from the Author: Nina Reid-Maroney. This first scholarly treatment of a fascinating and understudied figure offers a unique and powerful view of nearly one hundred years of the struggle for freedom in North America.

Canadian Perspectives On The Sociology Of Education

Author: Cynthia Levine-Rasky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Canadian Perspectives On The Sociology Of Education from the Author: Cynthia Levine-Rasky. This outstanding collection of original essays written by academics from coast-to-coast examines the complex relationship between school and society. A distinctly Canadian perspective on the sociology of education is showcased with coverage of Canadian issues, policies, institutions, and data. Chapters range from the theoretical to the empirical, and from substantive concerns affecting student's lives to those affecting governance issues. Taking a critical approach, the text urges readersto ask difficult questions about teaching and schooling. By illustrating the multiple sociological forces that come into play for educators and learners, Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education challenges the reductive and pragmatic approach adopted in conventional education courses.

Cultural Diversity Educational Equity And The Transformation Of Higher Education

Author: Michael Benjamin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275955441
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Cultural Diversity Educational Equity And The Transformation Of Higher Education from the Author: Michael Benjamin. Constructs detailed profiles of selected ethnic minority groups and uses those profiles as a basis for reconstructing cultural diversity policy and programming in North American colleges and universities. Considers African Americans, Black Caribbean Canadians, Hispanics, and Asians, and uses Jews as

Inequality In Canada

Author: Valerie Sarah-Elizabeth Zawilski
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195419269
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Inequality In Canada from the Author: Valerie Sarah-Elizabeth Zawilski. This collection of published Canadian articles about inequality in Canada looks at how inequality is shaped by the intersections of gender, race and class.

Language Power And Pedagogy

Author: Prof. Jim Cummins
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698441
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Language Power And Pedagogy from the Author: Prof. Jim Cummins. Population mobility is at an all-time high in human history. One result of this unprecedented movement of peoples around the world is that in many school systems monolingual and monocultural students are the exception rather than the rule, particularly in urban areas. This shift in demographic realities entails enormous challenges for educators and policy-makers. What do teachers need to know in order to teach effectively in linguistically and culturally diverse contexts? How long does it take second language learners to acquire proficiency in the language of school instruction? What are the differences between attaining conversational fluency in everyday contexts and developing proficiency in the language registers required for academic success? What adjustments do we need to make in curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure that second-language learners understand what is being taught and are assessed in a fair and equitable manner? How long do we need to wait before including second-language learners in high-stakes national examinations and assessments? What role (if any) should be accorded students’ first language in the curriculum? Do bilingual education programs work well for poor children from minority-language backgrounds or should they be reserved only for middle-class children from the majority or dominant group? In addressing these issues, this volume focuses not only on issues of language learning and teaching but also highlights the ways in which power relations in the wider society affect patterns of teacher–student interaction in the classroom. Effective instruction will inevitably challenge patterns of coercive power relations in both school and society.

Breaching The Colonial Contract

Author: Arlo Kempf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402099444
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Breaching The Colonial Contract from the Author: Arlo Kempf. Almost a decade in, Empire remains the 21st Century's dominant mode of cultural production, and North America remains at the apex of the colonial imperative. The contributors to this volume argue that, far from being a post-colonial world, the struggle for independence of polity and culture is still alive and relevant. The book brings together relevant examples of anti-colonial discourse and struggle from across the US and Canada, providing unique perspectives on resistance, activism, scholarship and pedagogy. Anti-colonialism is an evolving framework to which this book hopes to make a unique contribution, with the range, depth and analytical approach of the chapters it contains. The emphasis on anti-colonial resistance here is significant, as it consistently reveals the personal commitment required for the undoing of domination, as well as the ways in which people can collectively pursue radical politics in their aim of bringing about social justice. The book examines a multitude of actions which could be termed anti-colonial, from student walkouts along the US/Mexico border, to interrogations of the relationship between indigenous and anti-racist struggles in North America, to analyses of the implications of anti-colonialism for community unionism as well as disability rights struggles. Chapters also look at the movement for Africentric schools in Toronto, provide an annotated and comparative look at the myriad struggles for and by the Fourth World and Fourth World nations, and analyze the creation of an anti-colonial classroom in a Montreal university. They also explore the colonial underpinnings of multicultural education in the US. With contributions from leading thinkers such as Henry Giroux, Ward Churchill, and Peter McLaren, as well as fresh perspectives from junior academics, this book provides a diverse and varied survey of anti-colonialism in the US and Canada. It will be a thought-provoking read for those working in a wide variety of disciplines, from Sociology to Politics. In daring and incisive ways, Arlo Kempf's collection further positions anti-colonialism as the necessary educational project for the colonizer and colonized within us all; it reflectively re-sets the radical education agenda, with telling historical and current instances that are used by the book's authors to move constructively forward in critical ways. John Willinsky, Stanford University, USA