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Knight, Hunter – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
In this essay, I analyse Egerton Ryerson's proposed curriculum for the first state-led mass public educational system in Ontario. Egerton Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Schools in Upper Canada during the wide-scale proliferation of state schooling across Turtle Island, produced proposals for "universal" common schools, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Public Schools, Educational History
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Gemmell, K. M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Progressive education swept across Canada in the early to mid-twentieth century, restructuring schools, introducing new courses, and urging teachers to reorient the classroom to the interests and needs of the learner. The women religious who taught in Vancouver's Catholic schools negotiated the revised public school curriculum, determined to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Progressive Education, Catholic Educators
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Hollweck, Trista; Reimer, Kristin; Bouchard, Karen – New Educator, 2019
In recent years, restorative justice (RJ) has been increasingly embedded in school policies and practice, primarily as a method to correct individual behavior. RJ, however, has a deeper potential, to help students build relationships and make school safe, equitable and relevant for its members. RJ is a growing social movement -- globally and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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Kazamias, Andreas – European Education, 2018
Since the 1960s, comparative education in the United States, Canada, and Europe has shown considerable growth and vitality, in terms of membership in professional organizations, participation in international conferences, research, and publications. Epistemologically and methodologically, new modernist and postmodernist paradigms have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Philosophy, Humanities
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Bradley, Deborah – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2015
This review of "Music Matters," Second Edition, focuses on the portion of Chapter 13: "Music Education and Curriculum," dedicated to the discussion of multicultural music education. Discussions are presented through the discursive lens of antiracism and critical multiculturalism, positioned against the backdrop of the racial…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Music Education, Racial Bias, Violence
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Barrett, M. J. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2012
Many environmental educators and philosophers have identified anthropocentrism and the socially constructed separation between humans and "the more-than-human world" (Abram, 1996) as primary root causes of current ecological devastation. This separation is embedded in Western schooling content and structures and is often unintentionally…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Environmental Education, Educational Philosophy
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Walrond, Jean – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2008
The number of people living in Canada of Caribbean heritage has increased substantially over the past forty years. This paper examines aspects of Caribbean culture and Caribbean education culture to explore if Caribbean Canadians can claim a Caribbean education philosophy. The research claims there is one. The article suggests that this philosophy…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Youth, Latin American Culture, Educational Philosophy
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Beckford, Clinton L.; Jacobs, Clint; Williams, Naomi; Nahdee, Russell – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Generally speaking, environmental education teaching, research, and practice have been informed by the traditions of western, Euro-centric culture. In this context indigenous perspectives are often marginalized, maligned, and perceived to be unscientific and therefore inferior. This essay adds to the growing body of literature exploring aboriginal…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Epistemology
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Kerr, Jeannie – Research in Education, 2018
In this article, I argue that technocratic forms of education are miseducational and intricately tied to matters of social inequity and colonialism. Through outlining the epistemic limitations, as well as drawing on decolonial scholarship, I point out that technocratic logics in education intentionally ignore the people, places, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Indigenous Knowledge
Berti, Bob – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2000
The Mansfield Outdoor Centre (Ontario) is a privately operated outdoor education center delivering school programs for grades 5-8. The philosophy that humans and the environment are interdependent and all life has inherent value is delivered via residential programs that immerse students in situations where living and learning are inseparable.…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
Barbalich, Andrea – Currents, 1994
Claudio Duran, a philosophy professor at York University (Ontario), was named the 1993 Canadian Professor of the Year. Duran's philosophy of teaching focuses on human relations, the importance of treating his students as individuals, the power of teaching to change lives. (MSE)
Descriptors: Awards, College Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction
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O'Brien, Catherine; Howard, Patrick – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2016
Education, as it was initially organized in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was designed to meet very different challenges than those we face today. There have been many efforts to shift education to address new contexts that result from societal transformation. There have also been international initiatives in response to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Educational Change, Well Being
Besley, Tina, Ed.; Peters, Michael A., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Intercultural dialogue is a concept and discourse that dates back to the 1980s. It is the major means for managing diversity and strengthening democracy within Europe and beyond. It has been adopted by the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe as the basis for interreligious and interfaith initiatives and has become increasingly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education, Global Approach
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Yue, Anthony R. – Journal of Management Education, 2011
Reflecting on the personal experience of teaching human resource management in the Canadian Arctic, the author explores the utility of an existentialist approach to pedagogy. The author outlines select aspects of existentialism that are pertinent to the teaching and discusses the implications of using reflexive existential thought as guidance in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Populations, Philosophy
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Joshee, Reva – Critical Studies in Education, 2012
This paper begins from a position of critique of the dominant neo-liberal, human capital framing of education policy today. However, unlike most critiques of this kind, the paper argues that schooling's role in the preparation of workers and consumers is nonetheless important. Education does, of necessity, have economic purposes. To this end, the…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Policy, Trustees, Criticism
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