Cristina De Simone, a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education at York University, Canada, and Tori Trajanovski, a Ph.D. student in Education at York U, write about teachers who are now moving beyond traditional ways of teaching math and shifting towards evidence-based equitable teaching and assessment practices.
The Conversation: Canada identifies international students as 'ideal immigrants' but supports are lacking
Isaac Garcia-Sitton, a Ph.D. student of Education: Language, Culture & Teaching at York University, writes about the federal government identifying international students as a key source of talent for the growth and sustenance of the Canadian economy, and to address the skilled labour shortages.
Affordability and homelessness are hot topics in municipal politics these days. But ironically, unhoused citizens are left out of the civic debate that most impacts their lives.
Critical race theory has a lot of people upset. In the United States, some parents are calling for schools to ban critical race theory...
The Conversation: We need to pay attention to the experiences of children in Ukraine during the Russian invasion
All war is always war on children. As a vulnerable population, children’s lives are at the mercy of the adult community. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has threatened children’s lives and severed them from their everyday lives. Overnight, their lives have become unimaginable.
The inspiration for this article was born of frustration and heartache. It follows the murders of four intergenerational members of the Afzaal/Salman family that left a nine-year-old child injured and orphaned in London, Ont., on June 6, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the lives of children even after transmission of the virus is contained. And yet, not much is known about the long-term mental health effects of large-scale disease outbreaks, and experiences such as prolonged school closures and strict social distancing measures on children and youth.
The Conversation Canada - Children on individual education plans: What parents need to know, and 4 questions they should ask
Already a month into the school year, and after two years of disrupted learning by COVID-19, students with special education needs have been deeply affected. Individual education plans (IEPs) have become a crucial part of the education system. And the number of students on IEPs is growing across Ontario public schools.
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.