The Compassionate Educator
Understanding Social Issues and the Ethics of Care in Canadian Schools
By Allyson Jule
In this edited collection, respected professor and scholar Allyson Jule brings together leading academics to discuss the evolution of student diversity in contemporary Canadian classrooms. This book explores a wide range of student complexities, including matters such as mental health, Indigenous education, queer education, youth radicalization and extremism, disability, religious practice, ESL, and refugee student support. This book equips teachers with the foundation needed to build a classroom that unpacks the social fabric of individual student and classroom populations from a place of deep understanding and compassion.
Using a student-centered methodology, readers learn how to navigate difficult situations in the classroom with empathy and consider the distinct lived experiences that inform students’ actions in school. Encouraging critical reflection and a deeper understanding of diversity, this insightful and applicable resource is ideal for students in teacher education programs and for practicing educators across Canada.
- situates international topics in education, including race, gender, and culture, in a Canadian context
- includes learning objectives, glossaries, and critical thinking questions within each chapter
- utilizes both theoretical and research-based approaches to offer a balanced examination of the modern challenges teachers face
—Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
—Denise Handlarski, School of Education, Trent University
—Christina Belcher, Ph.D., OCT, Professor and Chair, Department of Education, Redeemer University