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A Class by Themselves?: Children, Youth, and Special Education in a North American City - Toronto, 1910-45
A Class by Themselves?: Children, Youth, and Special Education in a North American City - Toronto, 1910-45
By Jason Ellis

In A Class by Themselves?, Jason Ellis provides a erudite and balanced history of special needs education, an early twentieth century educational innovation that continues to polarize school communities across Canada, the United States, and beyond.

Available Jan 2018
Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II
Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II
Edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar

Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II is the first work dedicated to the effects of the Second Vatican Council on catholic education in various national and cultural contexts.

Available Oct 2017
Residential Schools and Reconcilliation:  Canada Confronts its History
Residential Schools and Reconcilliation: Canada Confronts its History
By J.R. Miller

Residential Schools and Reconciliation is a unique, timely, and provocative work that tackles and explains the institutional responses to Canada’s residential school legacy.

Available Aug 2017
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity
By Robert Vipond

Making a Global City critically examines the themes of diversity and community in a single primary school, the Clinton Street Public School in Toronto, between 1920 and 1990.

Published Apr 2017
Southern Mercy: Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944
Southern Mercy: Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944
By Annette Louise Bickford

In Southern Mercy, Annette Bickford examines the limits of emancipation, and the exclusions inherent in liberal humanism that distinguish racism in the contemporary "post-race" era.

Published Nov 2016
Leading the Modern University: York Universitys Presidents on Continuity and Change, 1974-2014
Leading the Modern University: York University’s Presidents on Continuity and Change, 1974-2014
Edited by Lorna R. Marsden

Leading the Modern University documents the challenges and solutions that five successive York University presidents encountered from the very early 1970s up to 2014.

Published Oct 2016
Observing the Outports: Describing Newfoundland Culture, 1950-1980
Observing the Outports: Describing Newfoundland Culture, 1950-1980
By Jeff A. Webb

In Observing the Outports, Jeff A. Webb illustrates how interdisciplinary collaborations created the field of “Newfoundland studies.”

Published Dec 2015
A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story
A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story
By Judith Skelton Grant

Written by Judith Skelton Grant, A Meeting of Minds is the definitive account of Massey College’s first fifty years, its many traditions, and the hundreds of fellows who have passed through its halls.

Published Sep 2015
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
Donald Creighton: A Life in History
By Donald Wright

Through his virtuoso research into Creighton’s own voluminous papers, Donald Creighton captures the twentieth-century transformation of English Canada through the life and times of one of its leading intellectuals.

Published Aug 2015
Tending the Student Body: Youth, Health, and the Modern University
Tending the Student Body: Youth, Health, and the Modern University
By Catherine Gidney

Tending the Student Body examines the development of health programs at Canadian universities and the transformation of their goals over the first half of the twentieth century from fostering moral character to promoting individualism, self-realization, and mental health.

Published Jan 2015