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Campus Confidential

100 startling things you don't know about Canadian universities (Second Edition)

In 2011, the first edition of Campus Confidential sparked a lively debate about what is really going on inside our colleges and universities. The media and readers alike welcomed this readable, … ; 256 View

Counting Out The Scholars

The Case Against Performance Indicators in Higher Education

Canada’s universities have lost their autonomy. Under the guise of accountability, reformers from government and large corporations have undermined the original purposes of these … ; 274 View

Degrees of Failure

University Education in Decline

In Degrees of Failure, Randle Nelsen brings together such diverse topics as campus parking, college sports, helicopter parents, edu-business as edu-tainment, and technology in teaching to show … 152 View

In Defiance

On February 7, 2012, as students in Quebec prepared to vote to go on strike, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois gave a rousing speech: “What you do today will be remembered. The decision you make will … ; 186 View

Foreword

From: Counting Out The Scholars

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Defines Performance Indicators as they relate to universities and describes the effect these have had on the nature of universities, concludes that the effect is negative. Outlines arguments that … ; 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: Campus Confidential

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Explains the reasoning behind writing this book and why this discussion is important to Canadian Society today and how the Universities effect the life’s of Canadians ; 8 $0.80 Add
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Introduction

From: In Defiance

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Introduction and background to the events that resulted in the Quebec student strike of 2011 and 2012, including a discussion of the provincial government’s attempts to raise tuition fees. ; 7 $0.70 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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A Student’s Guide to University

From: Campus Confidential

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Focuses on what it means to be a student in university divided into the following: 1 University Isn’t for Everyone 2 Should Tuition Be Free? 3 Consider the Skilled Trades 4 University … ; 22 $2.20 Add
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A Twelve-Vote Margin

From: In Defiance

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How student organizations engaged students on various campuses and fostered mass meetings and voting on the strike. ; 12 $1.20 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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The Surprisingly Colourful History of Performance Indicators

From: Counting Out The Scholars

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Looks at the historical background that led to the use of Pis and splits this into five phases: I: Nineteenth Century Origins, II: The Cult of Efficiency & Taylorism, III: Behaviourist Social … ; 35 $3.50 Add
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A Generation No One Was Counting On

From: In Defiance

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The meetings at some schools attract thousands of students, and the debates about the strike heat up. This chapter asks why this particular generation of students became vocal and active so quickly. ; 9 $0.90 Add
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Good Sense & Statistics at War

From: Counting Out The Scholars

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Outlines seven extended arguments about Pis: [1] Can Pis help build public post-secondary education? [2] Could and should Pis help make post-secondary education more "nimble" and … ; 27 $2.70 Add
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Parents and Pedagogy

Helicopters and Expert Advice

From: Degrees of Failure

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Twentieth-century child-rearing practices in North America have been heavily manipulated by the state and the private sector toward a domestication that suits institutional life. The tense … 19 $1.90 Add
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Planning for University

From: Campus Confidential

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Some information on planning for university and things they don’t tell you including: 9 The Million-Dollar Promise 10 You May Need Two Degrees 11 Ask for Help If You Need It 12 First … ; 27 $2.70 Add