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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
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
Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri – University of British Columbia Press, 2007
"Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States" uses a dialogical approach to examine responses to increasing cultural and racial diversity in both countries. It compares and contrasts foundational myths and highlights the sociopolitical contexts that affect the conditions of citizenship, access to education, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Comparative Education, Citizenship
Cong, Xiaoping – University of British Columbia Press, 2007
"Teachers' Schools and the Making of the Modern Chinese Nation-State" is an innovative account of educational and social transformations in politically tumultuous early twentieth-century China. It focuses on the unique nature of Chinese teachers' schools, which bridged Chinese and Western ideals, and the critical role that these schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Development, Educational History
Ball, Jessica; Pence, Alan – University of British Columbia Press, 2006
"Supporting Indigenous Children's Development" challenges and offers an alternative to the imposition of best practices on communities by outside specialists. It tells the story of an unexpected partnership initiated by an Aboriginal tribal council with the University of Victoria's School of Child and Youth Care. The partnership has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Canada Natives