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Mindzak, Michael – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
For 20¬†years, charter schools have held a precarious existence in Canada. Implemented in the province of Alberta in 1994, only a handful of charter schools remain in the entire nation. In this article, I explore the ideas of school choice and charter schooling and how they have largely disappeared as educational policy issues for Canadians. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Policy
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Schmidt, Sandra J. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2014
Same-sex marriage is part of a global civil rights struggle for LGBQ rights. How this movement is framed, advanced, and critiqued across the globe can be linked to how young people in schools are prepared to deliberate social issues in the political sphere. This article examines national history books as cultural artifacts that present what is…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Social Justice, Social Bias, Homosexuality
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Iseke, Judy M. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2011
Indigenous digital storytelling in video is a way of witnessing the stories of Indigenous communities and Elders, including what has happened and is happening in the lives and work of Indigenous peoples. Witnessing includes acts of remembrance in which we look back to reinterpret and recreate our relationship to the past in order to understand the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Story Telling, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Zine, Jasmin – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2006
The practice of veiling has made Muslim women subject to dual oppressions--racism and Islamophobia--in society at large and patriarchal oppression and sexism from within their communities. Based on a narrative analysis of the politics of veiling in schools and society, the voices of young Muslim women attending a Canadian Islamic school speak to…
Descriptors: Islam, Experience, Muslims, Females
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Demmert, William; Keskitalo, Jan Henry – Equity & Excellence in Education, 1998
Describes the work of the Steering Committee for the International Cross-Cultural Education Seminar Series in the Circumpolar North, a committee of Native and non-Native educators and political leaders who have organized seminars in education in the circumpolar area and promoted political alliances that bring together those with interests in…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy