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The Right to Strike - Dr. Christou discussing education on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

It's been forty years since the Bill Davis' Conservative government granted Ontario's teachers the right to strike. How has Bill 100 benefitted teachers, students and the education system as a whole? Should education be considered an essential service, and teachers prohibited from walking out?

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The History of Ontario Education

Over the course of the twentieth century, North American public school curricula moved away from the classics and the humanities, and towards ‘progressive’ subjects such as health and social studies. This book delves into how progressivist thinking transformed the rhetoric and the structure of schooling during the first half of the twentieth century, with echoes that reverberate strongly today, and investigates historical meanings of progressive education.

Dr. Theodore Christou

I am an Associate Professor in the Curriculum Studies and Educational Studies fields, with a cross-appointment to the Department of History. My research, which spans several fields - history, philosophy, curriculum, and teacher education - is tied together by two questions: a) What is an education for?, and b) How might we imagine an education individual? These questions are bound by historicall and contemporary context and complexities.