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157 documents for academic freedom for teachers
  • Homer-Dixon has sharp words for the Canadian Association of University Teachers, suggesting academic freedom exists more in theory than practice because all funding models tend to reward some areas of research and starve others. Both Carleton and the University of Calgary fought lengthy battles against provincial freedom of information laws over the past two years before ultimately losing -- and revealing damaging documents to the public.

  • About a month ago, the Canadian Association of University Teachers passed a resolution calling on "Parliament to establish an independent inquiry" into whether Canada, when holding prisoners in Afghanistan, knowingly violated "a duty to ensure detainees are not transferred to a risk of torture." CAUT is composed of faculty unions across the country. If university professors see it as their responsibility to press for a more "just" world, then the best way for them to do so is by affecting the university system itself, a function CAUT does well. If that is not enough, then professors can always push for "social justice" outside company hours. That is what most people do. They join political parties, or give money to interest groups. The resolution on the transfer of Afghan prisoners does...

    ... of university governance, academic freedom, the cost of tuition or government education ...

  • ... justice - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s. 7 - Child and Family Services Act, C.C.S.M. ..., exemplary behaviour and notable academic achievement are not sufficient when the magnitude ... adults who know the adolescent, like teachers or doctors?. This list is not intended to ...

  • ... the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). This was at the same time that many ... enjoy academic status as well as academic freedom -for taking responsibility and control of their ...

  • In May, the Canadian Association of University Teachers signed an agreement with similar organizations around the world to help "safeguard academic freedom." Among the violations of academic freedom cited by the CAUT is an incident at a Singapore campus, "where a lecturer was suspended and dragged before a court of law for wearing a pro-democracy T-shirt. The June issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies features several papers on academic freedom. One author concludes that the university should be a "beacon for the defence of freedom," and that it is "ignoble" to shirk that responsibility. Another wrote that the university "best serves its society as a 'place from where to speak.'" For [Stanley Fish], "the trouble with the term 'academic freedom' is that the emphasis almost...

  • In Grade 10, Gibb was banned from bringing her zine to school. These days, instead of banning zines, schools are encouraging them. Craig Morrison founded the Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) as a way to engage kids struggling in the conventional classroom in real world projects. And as part of their mandate, the school's entire English curriculum revolves around zines and professional publishing. Here, Gibb talks about teaching zines as an effective way for children struggling in the classroom.

    ... to share and sell to classmates and teachers. A couple of days later, an announcement came ...In a 2010 article in the academic journal American Biology Teacher, Andrew Yang ... option to create zines in-class is the freedom it gives them to choose the format and topic that ...

  • ...University professors are not only teachers; they fulfil an important and unique function as ...

  • These texts were revolutionary for another reason. In their readings and discussions, my students began to understand how the Indigenous writers on their course list were re-working African-American activist, essayist and poet Audre Lorde's groundbreaking feminist tenet of the 1980s: the master 's tools will never dismantle the master 's house.1 In the 1990s, these writers were making this powerful slogan speak again but differently, this time within the context of the colonization of Indigenous peoples, and in active resistance to the "lethal legacy"8 of government and church policies directed toward the assimilation of First Nations peoples. The loss not only of ancestral lands but also traditional cultures and identities through treaty negotiations, the Indian Act and residential sch...

    ... of her complicity as a white academic in the unequal relationship of power between ... option for non- Aboriginal students and teachers like me; however, staying in it holds no ...257) to one of liberation and freedom? According to Justice, that transformation is not ...

  • Group probing allegations academic freedom violated . THE University of Manitoba ... the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) it has no role or authority on campus. The ...

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