In this issue

CTF brings message to Parliamentarians

April 16 was our “Hill Day”, at which time members of the CTF Board of Directors from across the country met with Members of Parliament and senior government officials to discuss issues of importance for teachers [+]

Our Changing Society: A call to action

“If you want to live the American Dream, go to Denmark.”
When UK Researcher Richard Wilkinson made this comment at a recent conference, I laughed [+]

19th 20th 21st Century Learning

Ignoring history can permit old ideas to be new again or as Yogi Berra is quoted as saying “déjà vu all over again” [+]

Human Rights Education is Part of Quality Public Education

The recent teacher survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) reveals a significant gap in tools and resources available for human-rights education in schools [+]

Dynamisation: the spark of motivation

The concept of “dynamisation”, a rich and fruitful concept resulting from self-determination which is a theory linked with school success and the well-being  of students and teachers [+]

Connecting our students with children lost to the Indian Residential School System in Canada

There is a wave of learning that is sweeping across the country and it is bringing teachers and students from all facets of our communities together over one common interest: truth in education [+]

Human trafficking of women and girls is happening here and educators are critical to its prevention

You might hear it called modern day slavery. It’s an extreme form of violence against women, and it’s hiding in plain sight [+]

A first-hand account of my experience at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

During the week of March 2-9, I had the opportunity to attend the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York [+]

Moving from words to action at the global and grassroots levels

Violence against women and girls touches teachers at some point in their professional or personal lives. Too often, one of their sisters, mothers, daughters, teacher colleagues, friends, students or even they are living with the legacies of abuse and violent acts perpetrated by men or intimate partners [+]

Preparing youth to deal with hate on the Internet

The Boston Marathon tragedy has raised questions about the role the Internet plays in radicalizing youth and, more generally, how it may be used to perpetuate hatred [+]

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Perspectives web magazine is published by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent over 273,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada.

Editor In Chief: Francine Filion | Translation and Editing: Marie‑Caroline Uhel and Marie‑Hélène Larrue
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