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Smith, Bryan – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
Author Bryan Smith agrees that critiques of Sir John A. Macdonald, and Cornwallis as unworthy of public commemoration are warranted and necessary, particularly as each was instrumental in cementing settler-colonial projects of dominion and erasure of Indigenous populations. However, he observes that each figure is but one point (or multiple) in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Disadvantaged
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Boffa, Adriana – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
With public debates surrounding the removal of historical monuments in Canada (e.g., statues of, or schools named after, John A. Macdonald) and the United States (e.g., Confederate monuments), at times the voices of those who are most directly affected by their presence can be either drowned out or left out of the conversation entirely. It seems…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations
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Couture, J-C – Canadian Social Studies, 2017
A recent study that surveyed close to 500 Alberta social studies teachers concluded that irreconcilable pressures "point to tensions between the formal program of studies and its prescribed outcomes, and the realities and complexities of classrooms where teachers attempt to realize good practices" (Alberta Teachers' Association, 2016, p,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys
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Taylor, Lisa – Canadian Social Studies, 2014
In this article, I contextualize and outline my use of testimonial literature, including orature, by residential school survivors in a preservice course focused on building practices of witness-¬≠as-study (Simon & Eppert, 2005). My theorization of the course curriculum and pedagogy draws on key texts by Roger Simon as a means of proposing…
Descriptors: Residential Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Experience, Canada Natives
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Scott, David – Canadian Social Studies, 2013
This paper reports on a study exploring ways in which five experienced teachers interpreted and responded to a curricular initiative in Alberta calling for teachers to help students see social studies through multiple perspective lenses representing Aboriginal (and Francophone) communities. Over the course of the study, which focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge