During the high school careers of many young Ontario students, they will be faced with a wide variety of texts of different beliefs, cultures and themes. While marvelous writers exist in all cultures, Ontario students should only study Canadian writers in order for them to become accustomed to their culture. By solely studying Canadian literature in a grade 12 course, Ontario students can better focus on their own Canadian culture, replace the archaic novels currently being read, and value the diversity that being a Canadian means. Students in Ontario taking an English course should only study Canadian literature because they are currently infested by the American culture surrounding them. There is a historical attachment to this issue as Canadians have always been a “branch plant” of another country, namely England and France.
Common practice throughout schools across Canada (from elementary to post-secondary institutions), include teachers and professors making photocopies of segments of copyrighted materials for distribution to students for various uses to further education. A licensing agency, Access Copyright, filed for changes to law so that tariffs and royalties be collected from those who make copies of licensed materials. Education institutions argued that the action of making copies did not constitute copyright infringement and should be excluded from any tariffs as the copies applied to the “fair dealing” aspect of the Copyright Act. The concept of fair practice would allow a student
For this assignment I will analyse Jack Layton’s final letter to Canadians, studying the themes and arguments it contains to try and figure out why it took the discourse it did, becoming an important moment in Canada’s recent history. The letter opens by thanking Canadian’s for the large amount of support that given to Layton in his final weeks of battling his illness, and goes onto a short explanation for having written the letter. He also writes about his political recommendations for his party but in and offers support for their upcoming election. In the first part of his letter he is taking the time to give out appreciation, both to his supporters and to his party. I noticed that there was quite a different tone in the first part of the letter than the second part.
He starts by saying that that the students at Harvard university have to learn subjects that are not so important as subjects like Roman, Greek and Roman History or learning about novels poetry. Also the students have to study a language for only a year and that makes it impossible for the student to learn at least the basics of the language. He claims that the habits that you will get from the university have great significance in the long run for the students life. The liberal education lets students learn about their history and other nations history, also it can benefit not only students but help the whole society by participating in democracy and make them capable of distinguishing the public and the private interest. The one of the main problem about liberal arts core is that teachers distinguish some books from others by telling the students that some are better from the others, and don’t teach anything outside their experience.
He describes how the Liberals failed to defend Ignatieff against the flurry of ads driven by Stephen Harper that painted Ignatieff as an outsider, a mere visitor. It is further valuable because the author, Newman, writes from first hand experience in dealing and talking with Ignatieff. The author comes from an extensive background in politics as a journalist and editor. The book is, however, limited in that there is blatant exaggeration prevalent throughout the book
Destiny Roberts The story “Rewriting American History” By Frances Fitzgerald is not really a revelation into the way history books have changed. She has made a lot of interesting points that the history books are now more diverse because lets face facts that we as a nation are now more diverse. What the authors have managed over the years to do is add all the history that has been made in the last sixty years, which there is a lot, and not have books that weigh a ton. This has caused problems but there are some ways to fix them. The problem is that the kids these days are learning our complete history.
History books have always been a one sided story, and I for one would like to see that changed. Let people tell their own story and history. Not someone else's view of it. Again, when my fiancé and mother responded to this question is was very limited. My fiancé's response was: "Yes they do" (Jack Parsons, personal communication, August 2007).
Do I Have to Learn This? Reflections on the Liberal Arts Symphony “Most of the things we learn in our educational careers will never help us in real life and are ultimately a waste of time and energy. I only take those classes because they are required in order to advance, get your degree, and do something that actually matters even though the things you learned will not apply to that field in any way, shape, or form.” –Anonymous Comment on Student Survey, Fall 2001 I have been haunted by the above quotation for years now. I keep it in a desk drawer within easy reach. As a professor of history, I consistently ask myself what this college student asked: “why must this be learned?” It is a valid question; a valid question asked not only by
Canada and immigration policies have never really gone together until the last twenty to twenty five years. Only then did Canada realize that immigration isn’t a bad thing and that we were mistreating the people that wanted to come to Canada. Think of back when the Canadian Pacific Railway was being built. WE promised these people so much only if they came to work here, and we tricked them. The land that promised them this stuff was obviously not the promise land.
The Military service act was passed so the Canadian government could provide more troops to support its Allied countries. This decision can be argued as negative for a few different causes. First, Prime Minster Borden was elected on a policy that he would not imply conscription but when the Canadian military began to run low on soldiers he implied a conscription policy forcing able bodied Canadians from 20-45 to join the military. Another reason is that, this decision caused a conflict between French and English Canadians because Quebec did not feel compelled to help a country they weren’t tied to. Thirdly, after the policy was passed riots broke out in Montreal and Quebec City.