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  1. The Marc Hall Prom Predicament: Queer Individual Rights v. Institutional Church Rights in Canadian Public Education [Download]

    Title: The Marc Hall Prom Predicament: Queer Individual Rights v. Institutional Church Rights in Canadian Public Education
    Creator: Grace, Andre P.
    Description: In 2002 Marc Hall’s principal denied him permission to take his boyfriend to his Catholic high‐school prom. In examining the politicization of the ensuing prom predicament, we critique Catholicized education and what we perceive to be the Catholic Church’s efforts to privatize queerness as it segregates being religious from being sexual. We situate this privatization as the failure of the Catholic Church to treat vulnerable queer Catholic youth with dignity and integrity as the church sets untenable limits to queer. Examining Canadian case law regarding individual rights, we argue for the importance of upholding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the name of democratic principles.
    Subjects: Catholic Church, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Court judgments, institutional church rights, Supreme Court of Canada, queer youth, individual rights
    Date Created: 2005
  2. It’s about adult education and more: It’s about lifelong learning for all and for all of life [Download]

    Title: It’s about adult education and more: It’s about lifelong learning for all and for all of life
    Creator: Grace, Andre P.
    Description: For some time, adult educators have fixated on the divisive notion that lifelong learning is usurping the field of study and practice. Such a fixation not only undermines the value of adult education, but it also limits opportunities to see the porous and interrelated nature of public, adult, and higher education. Each of these educational components contributes to the collective of education constituted as lifelong learning for all and for all of life. Working from this perspective, this article explores the notion of lifelong learning as critical action as it considers 1) the emergence of Canadian academic adult education amid the decline of social education, and 2) the dynamics of locating adult education within faculties of education in universities today.
    Subjects: Universities and colleges, Life long learning, Study and practice, Adult education
    Date Created: 2014