November 26th, 2010 by deewinn | Comments Off on Infusing Some Queer into Teacher Education
Publically-funded schools in North America are often scary and dangerous places for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (GBLTQ) youth, and many teens suggest that the adults charged with ensuring their safety and learning often do little to promote their acceptance and safety among their peers. Educators need preparation to become more sensitized to GBLTQ teen issues and equipped with the empathy, knowledge, and skills to support and protect these marginalized students in their care. The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has introduced a number of initiatives into its pre-service teacher education programs to help new teachers unpack their own beliefs, attitudes, and personal experiences with gender identity and sexual orientation and prepare them to become advocates for their GBLTQ students.
Click here to read the article in the current edition of Canada Education.
November 26th, 2010 by Christina Sylka | Comments Off on Trial access to the complete collection of Palgrave ebooks
Library users have unlimited trial access from now until December 15th to over 4, 500 electronic titles currently published by Palgrave MacMillan. Visit http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1687/ to explore the complete collection.
Palgrave MacMillan publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works in eight subject areas:
Business & Management
Economics & Finance
Language & Linguistics
Literature & Performing Arts
Political & International Studies
Social & Cultural Studies
Religion & Philosophy
UBC Library currently has a site license for the 2008-2009 Business and Management collections which contains 120 titles.
The trial is only available until December 15, 2010. Your feedback is important. Please tell us what you think either by completing this form or by contacting Christina Sylka. Thanks to Kat McGrath for setting up the trial.