Making Schools Matter
Good Teachers at Work
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd.
Date Written: 01/01/1998
Year Published: 1998
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX21728
An anthology of articles and interviews relevant to combating racism and sexism in the classroom as well as tips for making history and social studies relevant and including social justice to the curriculum.
Making Schools Matter is an anthology of articles and interviews about classroom issues of continuing importance in education today.
The contributors to this anthology are drawn from across Canada as well as abroad. They offer practical advice on how to develop anti-racism and anti-sexism programs; to interest students in science; make history and social studies relevant; create a curriculum that's dedicated to social justice. Watching these good teachers at work, we too can learn to engage students in their subjects, stretch them as individuals, and help them to think as part of a larger community.
Teachers who care about the role schools play in creating thoughtful, well-rounded individuals in a democratic society will find Making Schools Matter a rich source of ideas.
Introduction (Satu Repo)
Part I - A Canadian Curriculum
Curriculum and Teaching in Canada: The Missing Centre - Robin Matthews
Nationalism, Citizenship and Curriculum - Ken Osborne
After 1492-1992: A Post-Colonial Supplement for the Canadian Curriculum - John Willinsky
Part II - Teaching for Social Justice
Teaching for Social Justice - Bob Peterson
Getting Off the Track: Stories from an Untracked Classroom - Bill Bigelow
Reaching Streamed Students - Bob Davis
The Gulf Between: a School and a War - Chris Searle
Part III - Issues of Equity: Gender, Race and Culture
Retreat for the Future: An Anti-Sexist Workshop for High Schoolers - Myra Novogrodsky, Michael Kaufman, Dick Holland and Margaret Wells
Teaching Mi'Kmaq: Living a Language in School - Marie Battiste interviewed by George Martell with an introduction by Anne Manicom
Black History Month: A Multicultural Myth or "Have-Black-History-Month-Kit-Will-Travel" - Althea Prince
Keeping Watch over Our Children: The Role of African Canadian Parents on the Education Team - Keren Brathwaite
Part IV - Science Teaching: On Having Wonderful Ideas
Bears and Collective Learning - Elaine MacIntosh interviewed by George Martell
Twenty-four, Forty-two, and I Love You: Keeping It Complex - Eleanor Duckworth