TRICKSTER CHASES THE TALE OF EDUCATION

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Trickster Chases The Tale Of Education

Author : Sylvia Moore
ISBN : 9780773549098
Genre : Education
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Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has sparked new discussions about reforming education to move beyond colonialist representations of history and to better reflect Indigenous worldviews in the classroom. Trickster Chases the Tale of Education considers the work of educators and Mi’kmaw community members, whose collaborative projects address the learning needs of Aboriginal people. Writing in the form of a trickster tale, Sylvia Moore contrasts Western logic and Indigenous wisdom by presenting dialogues between her own self-reflective voice and the voice of Crow, a central trickster character, in order to highlight the convergence of these two worldviews in teaching and learning. Exploring the challenges of incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being into education, this volume weaves together the voices of co-researchers, community members, and traditional Mi’kmaw story characters to creatively bring readers into the realm of Indigenous values. Through a detailed study of a community project to highlight the important connection between the Mi’kmaw and salmon, Moore reveals teachings of respect, reciprocity, and responsibility, and emphasizes the need for repairing and strengthening relationships with people and all other life. These dialogues demonstrate the need for educators to critically examine their assumptions about the world, decolonize their thinking, and embrace Indigenous knowledge as an essential part of curriculum. Using the power of storytelling, dreams, trickster figures and their teachings, humour, and contemplative silences, Trickster Chases the Tale of Education will resonate while providing insights into Indigenous learning and teaching.
Category: Education

Restoring The Balance

Author : Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
ISBN : 9780887554124
Genre : Social Science
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First Nations peoples believe the eagle flies with a female wing and a male wing, showing the importance of balance between the feminine and the masculine in all aspects of individual and community experiences. Centuries of colonization, however, have devalued the traditional roles of First Nations women, causing a great gender imbalance that limits the abilities of men, women, and their communities in achieving self-actualization.Restoring the Balance brings to light the work First Nations women have performed, and continue to perform, in cultural continuity and community development. It illustrates the challenges and successes they have had in the areas of law, politics, education, community healing, language, and art, while suggesting significant options for sustained improvement of individual, family, and community well-being. Written by fifteen Aboriginal scholars, activists, and community leaders, Restoring the Balance combines life histories and biographical accounts with historical and critical analyses grounded in traditional thought and approaches. It is a powerful and important book.
Category: Social Science

Indigenous Sovereignty In The 21st Century

Author : Michael Lerma
ISBN : 9781890357498
Genre : Social Science
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A provocative analysis of what "sovereignty" means to indigenous nations, challenging commonly held conceptions about the relationship between sovereignty and economic development.
Category: Social Science

Where The Waters Divide

Author : Michael Mascarenhas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
ISBN : 9780739168288
Genre : Social Science
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Where the Waters Divide is one of the few book length studies that analyze contemporary forms of racism and white privilege in Canadian society. The book argues that neoliberalism represents a key moment in time for the racial formation in Canada, one that functions not through overt forms of state sanctioned racism, as in the past, but via the morality of the marketplace and the primacy of individual solutions to modern environmental and social problems.
Category: Social Science

Aboriginal Populations

Author : Frank Trovato
ISBN : 9780888646255
Genre : Social Science
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Extended and comparative social demography of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and beyond by world-renowned experts.
Category: Social Science

The Unbelievable Fib 1

Author : Adam Shaughnessy
ISBN : 9781616205522
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When mythical beings invade the usually ordinary Middletown, it’s up to eleven-year-old Pru and her classmate ABE--with help from an uncommonly rude squirrel and the enigmatic Mister Fox--to save their town from being destroyed by battling Norse gods. But first they have to find the lost Eye of Odin, source of all knowledge--and the key to stopping a war that could destroy both human and immortal realms. Author Adam Shaughnessy draws from classic lore to create a new world where uncertainty opens the door to magic and the last thing you should do is believe your own eyes. A 2015 Summer/Fall Indies Introduce Pick A Fall 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Hermes

Author : George O'Connor
ISBN : 9781626725256
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In volume ten of Olympians, George O'Connor delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will (stealing a herd of Apollo's prize cattle in the bargain), to his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father to the equally mischievous Pan, Hermes's story is wildly entertaining as he brings a little bit of chaos to everything he touches or creates. This volume is sure to be a fan favorite with its wit, charm, and storytelling.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fire Race

Author : Jonathan London
ISBN : 9781452133164
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With the help of other animals, Wise Old Coyote manages to acquire fire from the wicked Yellow Jacket sisters.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Educating For Sustainability

Author : Victor Nolet
ISBN : 9781317962564
Genre : Education
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Educating for Sustainability presents fundamental principles, theoretical foundations, and practical suggestions for integrating education for sustainability into existing schoolwide systems and programs, organized in three sections: Principles of Education for Sustainability; Fostering a Sustainability Worldview; Learning and Thinking for Sustainability. Designed for teachers and teachers-to-be at all grade levels and across the content areas, the focus is on professional practices and pedagogical approaches rather than specific topics often associated with sustainability. Each chapter includes a number of supports to help readers monitor and improve their own professional practice and to deepen their own sustainability wordview, including textboxes in most chapters that provide more detailed or specialized information and a range of application exercises. All chapters include several "Consider This" activities and an "Extend Your Professional Knowledge" feature. Directly grounded in K-12 classroom practice, this book presents useful and realistic information for teachers looking to reorient their work toward sustainability and help their students develop new thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Category: Education

Trickster Jack

Author : E. Reid Gilbert
ISBN : 1604942371
Genre : Fiction
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Every culture has its own trickster character. The Southern Appalachian Mountain trickster is Jack, whom readers may know from traditional stories like "Jack in the Giant's Newground" and "Jack and the Bean Tree." The stories in "Trickster Jack," which focus on the shenanigans of Jack and his older brothers, are really tall tales emerging from Reid Gilbert's tricky imagination. Set in the Southern Appalachians around the end of the nineteenth century, these tales describe actual activities of the time, such as making a wooden wagon with white oak rounds for wheels, fetching water from wells with windlasses, and using outdoor outhouses. "Trickster Jack" introduces those readers from outside the Appalachians to some of the ways and manners of that region, while reacquainting Appalachians themselves with their own heritage. Regardless of where you hail, there is plenty in this whimsical collection to delight and entertain you. About the Author Drawing on stories from his own childhood on a dirt farm in North Carolina and his subsequent work in the Appalachian Mountains, E. Reid Gilbert spins together traditional stories, songs, and tall tales. Dr. Gilbert studied storytelling with Richard Chase, author of "The Jack Tales," as well as mime and Asian theater. He has won two Fulbright awards: one to research theater training in India, and one to teach storytelling in Thailand. He has served as director of Valley Ridge Theatre in Thomas, West Virginia, and is professor emeritus at Ohio State University. To contact the author, e-mail [email protected]
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