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The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism

As we move towards Sept. 30, many schools and universities will be talking about observing the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. When it comes to all of our institutions — and educational institutions in particular — it’s critical to move far beyond a single day of remembrance.

In the media - The great ouster: Find lost students and woo them back to school

In the media - The great ouster: Find lost students and woo them back to school

Students who have fallen out of the education system due to the pandemic risk forming an underclass with diminished prospects, and the Ontario government needs a major outreach effort to bring missing students back to its classrooms, says the head of a global commission for education recovery.

In the media: Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

In the media: Once we decide to rename something, what happens next?

Right now, across Canada, there are questions around the names of places, institutions and even streets. The debate about whether or not we should rename something that honours problematic and sometimes racist historical figures is a question all sorts of organizations, from governments to companies to school boards are wrestling with.

In the media - Thinking back: How childhood memories affect teachers

In the media - Thinking back: How childhood memories affect teachers

According to Lisa Farley, a researcher and education professor at York University, the research team was interested in investigating how children are represented in classrooms and curriculum. This area of focus led them to research how teachers’ understanding of childhood might be affected by their own childhood memories.

In the media: The long-term effects and challenges in how and where students will learn in September due to the pandemic

In the media: The long-term effects and challenges in how and where students will learn in September due to the pandemic

Radio host Tina Cortese (105.9 the Region) speaks with Professor Sarah Barrett from the Faculty of Education at York University about the long-term effects and challenges in how and where students learn, will high school grads have a tough time in college/university this fall and what will the classroom look like in September?

In the media: Racism in schools, and a battle for respect

In the media: Racism in schools, and a battle for respect

“Ideals and values like respect are not neutral,” says Vidya Shah, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto. “For families whose children are experiencing harm and violence in schools, the most respectful thing to do is to stand up,” she says. “To somebody else who doesn’t want to admit that families are experiencing racism, respect might be to stay quiet.