This is a hands-on, student driven GeoCities math project that Katie Reis, Derek Glover, and I designed for use in a junior math class.
This is a chapter review of S. Keahi's “Advocating for a Stimulating and Language-Based Education: `If you don't learn your language where can you go home to'” from Indigenous Education Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother's Voice.
An Overview of Aboriginal Teacher Education Programs in Western and Northern Canada
The issue of generalized versus specialized education is worthy of discussion as it directs us in the type of curricula we develop. Should we seek to provide a broad, general education to all students as a way of providing each student with an equal opportunity for success? Alternatively should we provide a specialized education that provides students with the opportunity to develop specific talents; after all shouldn't we offer heterogeneous education to a heterogeneous population? Reflecting the fact that each position has advantages and disadvantages, British Columbia's education system attempts to strike a balance between viewpoints. Yet even in this attempted balance we find problems. I do not believe that a perfect balance exists; however, by considering the advantages of each of these systems and their implementations we can work towards developing better curricula that support the needs of our students.
An Article Review of “Self-fulfilling Prophecy: How Teachers’ Attributions, Expectations, and Stereotypes Influence the Learning Opportunities Afforded Aboriginal Students”
Article Review of The Aboriginal Knowledge and Science Education Research Project
It took me 5 years of university to learn how to be confused – really confused. Although I did not think so at the time, I believe that this experience was one of the most significant in my education to date. I never experienced being confused and overwhelmed to the point of freezing up throughout my high school or even my undergraduate education; it was not until my second semester of study towards my M.Math. in pure mathematics at the University of Waterloo that I experiences this.
While compiling a list of my core values I noticed that my list was self contradictory. I realize that in actual fact many of my values actually attempts to strike a balance between sometimes conflicting pairs of primitive values. For this reason, I feel that it is will be more useful to briefly discuss three such pairs of primitive values than it would be to simply discuss three values in isolation. I believe many of these values apply at the societal level, though I discuss them using only personal language.