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Capitaine, Brieg, Ed.; Vanthuyne, Karine, Ed. – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
"Power through Testimony" documents how survivors are remembering and reframing our understanding of residential schools in the wake of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), a forum for survivors, families, and communities to share their memories and stories with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Knowledge, Residential Schools
Short, Donn – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
"Am I safe here?" LGBTQ students ask this question every day within the school system. This book shines a light on the marginalization and bullying faced by LGBTQ youth, offering a new conceptualization of school safety. Donn Short treats students as the experts on what happens in their schools, giving them a chance to speak for…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
Henry, Frances; Dua, Enakshi; James, Carl E.; Kobayashi, Audrey; Li, Peter; Ramos, Howard; Smith, Malinda S. – University of British Columbia Press, 2017
The university is often regarded as a bastion of liberal democracy where equity and diversity are promoted and racism does not exist. In reality, the university still excludes many people and is a site of racialization that is subtle, complex, and sophisticated. While some studies do point to the persistence of systemic barriers to equity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Surveys
Tanaka, Michele T. D. – University of British Columbia Press, 2016
Across Canada, new curriculum initiatives require teachers to introduce students to Aboriginal content. In response, many teachers unfamiliar with Aboriginal approaches to learning and teaching are seeking ways to respectfully weave this material into their lessons. At the same time, many teachers are also grappling with how to foster inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
Hillock, Susan, Ed.; Mulé, Nick J., Ed. – University of British Columbia Press, 2016
Until now there has been a systemic failure within social work education to address the unique experiences and concerns of LGBTQ individuals and communities. "Queering Social Work Education", the first book of its kind in North America, responds to the need for theoretically informed, inclusive, and sensitive approaches in social work…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Work, Caseworkers, Professional Education
Raptis, Helen – University of British Columbia Press, 2016
Stories of Indigenous children forced to leave their communities to attend residential schools have haunted Canadians in recent years. Yet most Indigenous children in Canada attended "Indian day schools," and later public schools, near their home communities. Although church and government officials often kept detailed administrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Student Experience
Hayday, Matthew – University of British Columbia Press, 2015
Since the 1960s, bilingualism has become a defining aspect of Canadian identity. And yet, fifty years after the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism was formed and with over forty years of federal government funding and supports for second-language education, relatively few English Canadians speak or choose to speak French. What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, French
Judson, Gillian – University of British Columbia Press, 2015
"Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education" illustrates how to connect students to the natural world and encourage them to care about a more sustainable, ecologically secure planet. Cultivating ecological understanding can be more challenging for teachers than simply imparting knowledge of ecological issues; it requires reimagining…
Descriptors: Imagination, Ecology, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
Cherubini, Lorenzo – University of British Columbia Press, 2014
Aboriginal people in Canada want an education that reflects their cultural values and linguistic heritages. They want an education that will foster their children's sense of engagement and identity, putting them on the path to success. When students enter public school systems, however, they encounter curriculums and pedagogies that marginalize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education
Goulet, Linda M.; Goulet, Keith N. – University of British Columbia Press, 2014
In recent decades, educators have been seeking ways to improve outcomes for Indigenous students. Yet most Indigenous education at the K-12 level still takes place within a theoretical framework based in Eurocentric thought. "In Teaching Each Other," Linda Goulet and Keith Goulet provide an alternative framework for teachers working with…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Cultural Influences
VanderVen, Elizabeth R. – University of British Columbia Press, 2012
In the early 1900s, the Qing dynasty implemented a series of institutional reforms to shore up its power. The most important were a nationwide school system and the abolition of the centuries-old civil examinations. "A School in Every Village" recounts how villagers and local state officials in Haicheng County enacted orders to establish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counties, Rural Schools, Educational Policy
Lauster, Nathanael; Allan, Graham – University of British Columbia Press, 2011
Fertility rates have fallen dramatically around the world. In some countries, there are no longer enough children being born to replace adult populations. The disappearance of children is a matter of concern matched only by fears that childhood is becoming too structured or not structured enough, too short or too long, or just simply too different…
Descriptors: Investigations, Demography, Anthropology, Prediction
McGregor, Heather E. – University of British Columbia Press, 2010
Since the mid-twentieth century, sustained contact between Inuit and newcomers has led to profound changes in education in the Eastern Arctic, including the experience of colonization and progress toward the re-establishment of traditional education in schools. The milestone of the establishment of Nunavut Territory in 1999 was followed by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Indian Education, Rural Schools, Educational History
Prochner, Larry – University of British Columbia Press, 2009
In the early nineteenth century, governments began to develop specialized educational programs--kindergartens and infant or nursery schools--to give children a head start in life. These programs hinged on new visions of childhood that originated in England and Europe, but what happened when they were transported to the colonies? This book unwinds…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Integrity, Foreign Countries
Archibald, Jo-ann – University of British Columbia Press, 2008
Indigenous oral narratives are an important source for, and component of, Coast Salish knowledge systems. Stories are not only to be recounted and passed down; they are also intended as tools for teaching. Jo-ann Archibald worked closely with Elders and storytellers, who shared both traditional and personal life-experience stories, in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Story Telling, Indigenous Knowledge
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