Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools

Portage & Main Press
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In this book, author Pamela Toulouse provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lesson plans that support Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nation/Métis/Inuit perspectives and sacred circle teachings into their subjects and courses. The author presents a culturally relevant and holistic approach that facilitates relationship building and promotes ways to engage in reconciliation activities.
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About the author

Pamela Rose Toulouse, Ph.D., is an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe/Odawa woman) from Sagamok First Nation. Currently, she is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She has 23 years of diverse experience throughout the elementary to post-secondary education continuum. Dr. Toulouse is also a 3M National Teaching Excellence Fellow. She has over 50 published resources including books, articles, reports, webinars, and other notable selections. All her works demonstrate her ongoing commitment to the field of education and her own pursuit of lifelong learning. She is the author of Achieving Aboriginal Student Success and Achieving Indigenous Student Success.
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Publisher
Portage & Main Press
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Published on
Mar 15, 2018
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Pages
147
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ISBN
9781553797463
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Inclusive Education
Education / Multicultural Education
Education / Professional Development
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Health & Sexuality
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Social Science
Social Science / Indigenous Studies
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Based on the diverse experiences of LGBTQ students and their allies, this essential volume  brings together in one resource the major issues that schools must address to improve the educational outcomes for gender and sexual minority students—as well as all students. Many of these issues involve negative school-based experiences that teachers and administrators need to be aware of as they interact with students on a daily basis, including those that encourage dropping out, substance abuse, and disproportionate thoughts of suicide. This insightful work not only examines the challenges of discrimination, harassment, and alienation that LGBTQ youth face, but it also captures students’ resilience and creativity in organizing against those challenges. The text includes teaching strategies, innovative projects, curricular revisions, and policy initiatives that have had positive effects on LGBTQ learning, aspirations, and school climate.

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