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National Dreams

Myth, Mystery, and Canadian History

As Canadians, we remember the stories told to us in high-school history class as condensed images of the past—the glorious Mountie, the fearsome Native, the Last Spike. National … 217 View

Weapons of Mass Instruction

A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction, now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and … 241 View
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The Story of Canada

From: National Dreams

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In the introduction the author states that Indians were referred to as looking “Alien Like” and that the “British-born Canadians” are the “Elect of the earth”. … 30 $0.90 Add
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The University from the Inside-Out

Thoughts of a Participant Observer

From: Degrees of Failure

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This opening chapter looks broadly at the roots of the current higher-education mess, pointing out whose interests the current system supports, and the effects on students, teachers, parents, … 9 $0.90 Add
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Campus Parking and the Car as a Third Place

Asphalt Grievances and Commuter Sociability

From: Degrees of Failure

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Using the examples of three Canadian schools, this chapter demonstrates how issues concerning the automobile, especially both the lack and expansion of on-campus parking, have become major policy … 13 $1.30 Add
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Professionals and Professionalism

Protecting the Status Quo and Academic Disciplines

From: Degrees of Failure

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Undergraduate students occupying the lowest rung on the academic hierarchy are seen as non-professionals who need further training to ensure that they follow the judgments and decisions of their … 16 $1.60 Add
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Presenting the Image

Part II

From: The Imaginary Indian, 2nd Edition

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Non-Native Canadians came to know the Indian: in books, in public performance, at country fairs, in museums and schoolrooms, at summer camp and in the movies. There were very few places, in fact, … 24 $0.48 Add
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Presenting the Image

Part II

From: The Imaginary Indian, 1st Edition

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Non-Native Canadians came to know the Indian: in books, in public performance, at country fairs, in museums and schoolrooms, at summer camp and in the movies. There were very few places, in fact, … 24 $0.48 Add
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Performing Indians

From: The Imaginary Indian, 2nd Edition

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Movies, shows and theatre invariably situate Indians in the past, usually on the western frontier. The result is that Indians in the movies seem marginal to modern life. Sympathetic regret or … 45 $1.80 Add
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Performing Indians

From: The Imaginary Indian, 1st Edition

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Movies, shows and theatre invariably situate Indians in the past, usually on the western frontier. The result is that Indians in the movies seem marginal to modern life. Sympathetic regret or … 45 $1.80 Add
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Indians of Childhood

From: The Imaginary Indian, 2nd Edition

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In the world of childhood, there were two Indians. One was the Indian of campouts and woodcraft lore and wilderness adventure, presented by Ernest Thompson Seton. The other was the schoolbook … 50 $2.50 Add
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Indians of Childhood

From: The Imaginary Indian, 1st Edition

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In the world of childhood, there were two Indians. One was the Indian of campouts and woodcraft lore and wilderness adventure, presented by Ernest Thompson Seton. The other was the schoolbook … 50 $2.50 Add
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Guns and Feathers

From: The Imaginary Indian, 2nd Edition

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Non-Natives have a long history of romanticizing Indians, discovering in their character and culture many fi ne qualities we think are lacking in our own. From the Noble Savage of years ago to … 28 $0.56 Add
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Guns and Feathers

From: The Imaginary Indian, 1st Edition

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Non-Natives have a long history of romanticizing Indians, discovering in their character and culture many fi ne qualities we think are lacking in our own. From the Noble Savage of years ago to … 28 $0.56 Add
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Final Remarks

From: Pursuing Justice Second Edition

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