Category: Publications

Internationalizing Curriculum Studies | New edited book

Dr. Cristyne Hébert, co-Editor of Internationalizing Curriculum Studies: Histories, Environments, and Critiques, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.

Abstract: How do we internationalize that which is deeply provincial and national? Situating our focus on and interest squarely within curriculum studies, how do we internationalize without imperializing or imposing old, colonial, and so-called “First World” conceptualizations of education on teaching, learning, and curriculum? Let us not anticipate simple answers to such complex questions. Being under no illusion that we hold Solomonic wisdom, we editors turned to the wisdom of others. A curricular response to such pedagogical questions is this edited volume.  Download at https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-030-01352-3.pdf

 

 

Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

R-L: Dr. Marc Spooner and Dr. James McNinch. Photo credit: Budd Hall

Congratulations to Marc Spooner and James McNinch, co-editors of Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, which has been shortlisted for the 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards, SaskBooks Publishing in Education Award, University of Regina Press. https://www.bookawards.sk.ca/about/news/194-announcing-the-2019-shortlist?fbclid=IwAR07GEaGG52so16rb558ZhTsjqffYZC_IuNVByzljkozt590mjJ293QQ4kg

New edited book on science education research

Critical Voices in Science Education Research

Narratives of Hope and Struggle

Editors: Jesse Bazzul, Christina Siry

This book is a collection of narratives from a diverse array of science education researchers that elucidate some of the difficulties of becoming a science education researcher and/or science teacher educator, with the hope that through solidarity, commonality, and “telling the story”, justice-oriented science education researchers will feel more supported in their own journeys. Being a scholar and teacher that sees science education as a space for justice, and thinking/being different, entry into this disciplinary field often comes with tense moments and personal difficulties.

The chapter authors of this book break into many painful, awkward, and seemingly nebulous…read more

New Book on Women’s Union Education

New Book, first author Dr. Cindy Hanson, professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina

Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling
Transforming Lives through Women’s Union Education

By Cindy Hanson, Adriane Paavo and Sisters in Labour Education

Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women… read more

New book published on teaching in challenging social contexts

Written by our dean, Dr. Jerome Cranston, for practicing teachers and administrators, teacher candidates, and scholars who work in the fields of pre-service and in-service teacher education, Beyond the Classroom Walls: Teaching in Challenging Social Contexts provides a richly descriptive, research-based inside-look at formal education in some challenging international socio-political and ethno-cultural settings. Based on data from three ethnographic studies conducted over a three-year period, this book illustrates the daily challenges and complexities that educators face in trying to meet the needs of their students in some the world’s more challenging contexts. In an era of increased forced migration and refugee resettlement, supporting teachers’ and school-based administrators’ global understandings of the teaching profession and what constitutes teaching is a vital first step in being able to relate with a diverse school population whose experiences of schooling are quite different from the majority of their teachers.

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498565059/Beyond-the-Classroom-Walls-Teaching-in-Challenging-Social-Contexts

Book Launch: Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education

Hot off the press, Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education, edited by Drs. Marc Spooner and James McNinch, pulls together the papers and discussions presented at the Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence pre-symposium (2014-2015) and symposium (July, 2015) hosted by the University of Regina. Along with the preface and introduction by Marc Spooner and James McNinch, Dissident Knowledge includes a foreward by Leonardo Zeus, and chapters by Noam Chomsky, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Yvonna Lincoln, Norman Denzin, Michelle Fine, Budd Hall, Patti Lather, Marie Battiste, Eve Tuck, Sandy Grande, Rosalind Gill, Joel Westheimer, Christopher Meyers and Peter McLaren, which “delve into the effects of colonialism, neoliberalism, and audit culture on higher education” and offer “promising avenues of resistance” (University of Regina Press).

Dr. Marc Spooner and Dr. James McNinch will be hosting a book launch

Sunday, May 27th 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Place: Booth #22, Congress Book Expo, Centre for Kinesiology, University of Regina
All our welcome

Advance Reviews:
“Fueling the current onslaught on higher education is the perfect storm of neoliberalism at its apex, totalitarianism on the rise, and enduring legacies of colonialism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and imperialism. Education has never been guarded from such forces, but nor has it ever been free of contestation, and higher education in particular has long perpetuated injustice even as it seeded revolutions. Such is the searing analysis and nurturing of hope offered by an all-star collection of scholars.” – Kevin Kumashiro, author of Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture

“[A] rich examination of the impact of corporatization of our universities, as well as how they can be reclaimed.” – James Turk, editor of Academic Freedom in Conflict

“This book maps the path toward a university based on ethics and justice rather than corporate needs. It reaches anyone who wants to understand the social, political, and economic trends that define our times.” – William Ayers, author of Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World

“The space for dissent and democratic debate is quickly shrinking both in public life and academic institutions. This volume helps readers ask critical and conscious questions about what it means to contend for truth.” – Gloria Ladson-Billings, author of The Dreamkeepers