Education plays a vitally important role in building foundations for social progress. This remarkable collection describes educational models based on the principles of tolerance, equity and justice developed over the past three decades by teachers, parents, activists and students. In a time of crippling cutbacks and educational reforms designed to promote "business" over "education," this book is critical reading. Contributors from across Canada discuss the initiatives behind their approaches, how they developed curricula and the future of their educational work.
Weaving Connections is a call to action by progressive educators, inviting us to cherish educational models that teach us how to live in harmony, respect and balance with one another.
Tara Goldstein is a Professor working at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Tara's teaching and research interests include working towards equity in education, the education of immigrant adolescents, schooling in multilingual communities, schooling and sexuality, anti-homophobia education, ethnographic playwriting and performed ethnography.David Selby is Professor and Director of the International Institute for Global Education, OISE/UT. He frequently lectures and facilitates workshops on global, humane and related educations across Canada and internationally.
"[Weaving Connections] is an impressive collection defining the fields of peace, social and environmental education in deep, interesting and lively ways. Goldstein and Selby have done an outstanding job in bringing these complex, diverse fields together, and showing how they intertwine for all of us."— “Dr. Michael Fullan, Dean, OISE, University of Toronto