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Is there any such thing as race? The musings of a 50-something Caucasian science educator
Academic Writing

Is there any such thing as race? The musings of a 50-something Caucasian science educator

Race—What are we Talking About? Arguably, race and our preconceived notions of what that term means, and implies for sectors of any given society, are as hotly contested now as ever they were. Certainly, the ignorant and bigoted discuss race as if they were confident of its meaning. Andrew Anglin, editor of a popular, hate-filled, … Continue reading

The Ignorant, Hypocrisy of the Catholic Church on Homosexuality in an Elementary Curriculum
Curriculum Theory

The Ignorant, Hypocrisy of the Catholic Church on Homosexuality in an Elementary Curriculum

On the 19th October (2016), I wrote about my reaction to the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO)-sponsored family life education program, called Fully Alive (http://acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/). The ACBO web site describes Fully Alive as: … intended to pass on a distinctively Catholic view of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family. Its goal is to … Continue reading

ACBO and a Sex Ed’ Curriculum We Should All Be Worried About
Curriculum Theory / Teaching

ACBO and a Sex Ed’ Curriculum We Should All Be Worried About

On Monday October 17th 2016, my daughter arrived home from her day at an elementary school, which is part of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Canada. She handed me a letter based on the Fully Alive program of sexual education, espoused by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO; http://acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/). … Continue reading