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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

Freedom To Learn

Creating a Classroom Where Every Child Thrives

Disinterested students and behavioral problems are all too common in schools. Yet results show that behavior charts and other reward-and-punishment systems simply don’t work. Teachers are … ; 220 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

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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Foreward, Prefaces and Introduction

From: Freedom To Learn

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Not many teachers come to us with a well-formed idea of how students should respond to being in school. The ultimate goal of education is not only developmental and academic accomplishments, but … ; 3 $0.30 Add
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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: Learning to Leave

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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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Prologue

Against School

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time, I became an expert in boredom. 11 $1.10 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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Everything You Know About Schools is Wrong

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Forced schooling seduces the trapped into believing that inert knowledge, memorized fact bits and sequences is the gold standard of intellectual achievement. Learning to connect those bits into … 26 $2.60 Add
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Reconceptualizing Resistance

Habitus, Discourse and Place

From: Learning to Leave

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