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Reading Between the Lines and Against the Grain: English Language Arts and Social Reproduction in AlbertaDownload
Alberta's 2003 High School English Language Arts curriculum produces differential literacies because it grants some students access to high-status cultural knowledge and some students access to merely functional skills. This differential work reflects an important process in sorting, selecting,...
The author of this research study explored Alberta Educationâs efforts to teach Albertan students about the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. Alberta Education (2002b) released the First Nations, MÃ©tis, and Inuit (FNMI) policy framework that it mandated for implementation in all Alberta schools. ...
This dissertation is based on high school completion being recognized as a public problem in Canada and Alberta since the mid-1960s, and re-surfaced in importance in Alberta during the early 2000s. I questioned how urban Aboriginal students, facing multifaceted challenges in areas of social,...
Sex, sexual, and gender differences in Canadian K-12 schools: Theoretical and empirical perspectives on identity, policy, and practiceDownload
The research in this dissertation develops a multiperspective theoretical framework, which I describe as queer criticality, to guide the examination of discursive practices, educational policies, and public discourses that undergird heteronormativity and disproportionately impact the personal...
School based gay straight alliances (GSAs) are primarily North American extra- curricular clubs that foster support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and allied middle and secondary students. Founded and led by youth, they can also take on activist or educational roles,...