Post-Secondary Education

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Can Free Schools Work?
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1985
Before starting on another round of alternative education projects, it might be helpful to try to understand why few of the last round's projects achieved long term success.
Compulsory Mis-education and The Community of Scholars
Goodman, Paul
Book
A far-ranging critique of the state of American eduation.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
The Corporate Stranglehold on Education: Is Higher Education in Need of a Moral Bailout?
Giroux, Henry A.
Article
2009
Rather than challenge the economic irresponsibility, ecological damage, and human suffering, and culture of cruelty unleashed by free market fundamentalism, higher education appears to be one of its s...
Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
Death of the university?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2010
As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. There is, however, a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a produc...
The Dissenting Academy
Roszak, Theodore
Book
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EducationSources.ca
Website
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
False Promises of Higher Education: More Graduates, Fewer Jobs: Against The Current vol. 82
Brill, Harry
Article
1999
Through a continual dose of propaganda from the establishment and its allies, the American people have been persuaded that obtaining at least a college education is not only necessary, but also provid...
Higher Education Free for All?
Spritzler, John
Article
2002
The transformation of our society from one in which few working class people went to college into one in which a larger proportion do so has been accompanied by the growth of "lower tier" colleges, ju...
Manifesto of a Tenured Radical
Nelson, Cary
Book
1997
Divided into three parts: "The Politics of English," "The Academy and the Culture Debates," and "Lessons from the Job Wars."
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Book
1968
An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to libera...
Revolution of the Deaf
Sacks, Oliver
Article
Rochdale: The Runaway Collage
Sharpe, David
Book
1987
Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's...
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Ten Days That Shook the University: On the Poverty of Student Life
Article
1966
Published in 1966 at the University of Strasbourg by students of the university and members of the Internationale Situationniste.
The Union in Academia: Against The Current vol. 153
Clawson, Dan
Article
2011
Cary Nelson is a distinguished professor of English and the president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a group that is part professional association and part union. This bo...
War Colleges: The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education
Girous, Henry
Article
2011
One consequence of the increasing militarization of American society can be seen in changes that have taken place in public and higher education. Schools have become the testing grounds for new modes ...
What is education for?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2010
There is a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a product but a relationship and a process, a relationship between student and lecturer, and process by...

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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

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If you're a new Canadian, 'you go to university'
Variety of social factors cause first-and second-generation Canadians to attend university far in excess of non-immigrant children
Church, Elizabeth
2009
An investigation into the factors that contribute to the very high university attendance rate for second generation immigrants and first generation immigrants who came to Canada as children as reporte...
Post-Secondary Education Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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New Democracy Internet site
Website
Supports a democratic revolution to overthrow corporate capitalism, but opposes socialism. Features short articles on labour issues, the deficit, education.