CC77 U5 S85 2017
水中文化遺産 : 海から蘇る歴史 / 林田憲三編

DS830 S366 2018
「混血」と「日本人」 : ハーフ・ダブル・ミックスの社会史 / 下地ローレンス吉孝

GC1023.77 S477 2018
里海学のすすめ : 人と海との新たな関わり / 鹿熊信一郎, 柳哲雄, 佐藤哲編

Z463.3 S4448 2018
紙が語る幕末出版史 : 「開版指針」から解き明かす / 白戶満喜子


PK2077 L34 2018
Laghukathayen : meri pasand-2 (laghukatha) / ed. by Sukesh Sahni, Rameshwar Kamboj ‘Himanshu’

PK2200 I193 I43 2018 v.2
इमरान सीरीज़ / इब्ने सफ़ी ; अनुवाद, रहमान मुसव्विर ; सम्पादक, नीलाभ

PK2659 S3753 B37 2018
Barphakhora havāaiṅ / Harpreet Sekha ; anuvāda Subhash Neerav


BL99.5 K654 2019
為什麽我在包容基督徒 : 十九世紀中葉儒者的宗教寬容 / 孔德維著

DS755.2 W66125 2018
口岸往事 : 海外侨民在中国的迷梦与生活(1843-1943) / (英)吴芳思著 ; 柯卉译 ; 徐添校

DS777.488 X536 L55 2019
向忠發與中國共產革命 / 李戡[著]

HQ1767 H439 2018
言為心聲 : 明清時代女性聲音與男性氣概之建構 / 何宇軒著

ND2848 L56 2019
圖像與裝飾 : 北朝墓葬的生死表象 / 林聖智著

PL2415 H8735 2019
真假虛實 : 小說的藝術與現實 / 胡萬川著

PL2892 A345 B3 2019
八千里路雲和月 / 白先勇著

PN1993.5 C4 C467125 2019
溫情主義寓言, 當代華語電影 / 周蕾(Rey Chow)作 ; 陳衍秀, 陳湘陽譯

The Education Library collection includes resources that support a number of activities, including educational research and teaching–both in the Faculty of Education and in K-12 schools. On our shelves, you will find picture books and curriculum items alongside scholarly works. Our hope is that you approach and evaluate all materials in our collection, and those you encounter in other libraries and classrooms, with a critically literate disposition.


What is Critical Literacy?

McNicol (2016) describes critical literacy in the following way: “critical literacy is concerned with the social and cultural contexts in which texts (including not simply written texts, but digital texts, multimedia, visual materials and so forth) are both created and read….The approach taken in critical literacy is not to read texts in isolation, but to develop an understanding of the cultural, ideological and sociolinguistic contexts in which they are created and read” (p. xi). Critical literacy requires us to go beyond what we read on the page to consider the larger narrative in which a text is situated, asking questions about who created a text and why.

Watch educator Dr. Allen Luke further discuss critical literacy, and the role of teaching in developing a critically literate approach to texts, in the following video:

The Learning Exchange. (2018). Allen Luke: Critical literacy.
Retrieved from https://thelearningexchange.ca/videos/allan-luke-critical-literacy-2/
Note that closed captions are available.


Indigenous Materials in the Education Library

The texts by and about Indigenous peoples in the Library collection have been added to our shelves (both physical and virtual) over the course of decades and, together, offer multiple representations of Indigenous peoples. In some cases, those representations are inauthentic, problematic, and inaccurate. Those materials remain in the collection to support current and future research but may be unsuitable for use in K-12 schools, at least without properly contextualizing and carefully considering the purpose behind their use. We encourage teacher candidates to apply a critically literate approach to selecting materials from the Library to support their teaching about Indigenous peoples, perspectives, and principles of learning, seeking authenticity in the texts they choose.

According to the First Nations Education Steering Committee (2016), authentic texts are “historical or contemporary texts that:

  • present authentic First Peoples voices (i.e., are created by First Peoples or through the substantial contributions of First Peoples);
  • depict themes and issues that are important within First Peoples cultures…;
  • incorporate First Peoples story-telling techniques and features as applicable….” (“What are Authentic First Peoples Texts?”)

To get a sense of the varying representations of Indigenous peoples found in our collection, have a look at some of the problematic titles we’ve pulled for the display. Then, compare them with the authentic alternatives. What differences do you see?



McNicol, S. (2016). Critical literacy for information professionals. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/yyoaoxoz

The Learning Exchange. (2018). Allen Luke: Critical literacy. Retrieved from https://thelearningexchange.ca/videos/allan-luke-critical-literacy-2/

First Nations Education Steering Committee. (2016). Authentic First Peoples resources k-9. Retrieved from http://www.fnesc.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/PUBLICATION-61502-updated-FNESC-Authentic-Resources-Guide-October-2016.pdf

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