Education plays a vitally important role in building foundations for social progress. This remarkable collection describes educational models based on the principles of tolerance, equity and justice developed over the past three decades by teachers, parents, activists and students. In a time of crippling cutbacks and educational reforms designed to promote "business" over "education," this book is critical reading. Contributors from across Canada discuss the initiatives behind their approaches, how they developed curricula and the future of their educational work.
Weaving Connections is a call to action by progressive educators, inviting us to cherish educational models that teach us how to live in harmony, respect and balance with one another.
CHAPTER 12 | Media Education in Canada Barry Duncan, John Pungente, SJ, and Rick Shephard
CHAPTER 13 | Molded Images: First Nations People, Representation and the Ontario School Curriculum Susan Dion Fletcher
CHAPTER 14 | Educating Towards a Culture of Peace Toh Swee-Hin and Virginia Floresca-Cawagas
AFTERWORD Tara Goldstein and David Selby
Tara Goldstein is a Professor working at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Tara's teaching and research interests include working towards equity in education, the education of immigrant adolescents, schooling in multilingual communities, schooling and sexuality, anti-homophobia education, ethnographic playwriting and performed ethnography.
David Selby is Professor and Director of the International Institute for Global Education, OISE/UT. He frequently lectures and facilitates workshops on global, humane and related educations across Canada and internationally.
"… makes an important contribution to critical education. Goldstein and Selby draw attention to the possibilities of making the issues of homophobia, racism, sexism, and globalization an integral part of education."
Carl E. James, Faculty of Education, York University, author of Experiencing Difference
"[Weaving Connections] is an impressive collection defining the fields of peace, social and environmental education in deep, interesting and lively ways. Goldstein and Selby have done an outstanding job in bringing these complex, diverse fields together, and showing how they intertwine for all of us."
Dr. Michael Fullan, Dean, OISE, U of T
Weaving Connections may provide teachers with the hope and vision for a holistic approach to educating for peace, social and environmental justice.
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