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Please note that while every opportunity will be taken to ensure author participation in the editing process, due to time constraints final copyediting changes may be made before publication to ensure APA adherence throughout all submissions.</p> ematters@usask.ca (Dr. Lynn Lemisko) ematters@usask.ca (Jennifer Seaton) Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:28 -0700 OJS 3.1.2.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Foreword https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63018 Palmer-Clarke Yolanda Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63018 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:16:57 -0700 Connecting “The Roots of Society” with Conceptions of Citizenship through Time https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63021 <p>This article examines the connections between the development of citizenship education in Saskatchewan and representations of the theme “roots of society” presented in the grade 9 Social Studies curriculum guides used in the province between 1971 and the present. The paper explores this connection by examining the development of the theme “roots of society” and the development of conceptions of citizenship. Conclusions concerning the characterization of citizenship in the curriculum guides were achieved through the implementation of key word frequency analysis. The key word frequency analysis served as the frame to identify and elucidate the representation of citizenship within the 9 Social Studies documents from 1971, 1991, 1999, and 2008. The examination of these curriculum documents revealed that developments in the conception and orientation of the “roots of society” are reflective of changes and developments concerning notions of citizenship. The development of the “roots of society” and conceptions of citizenship education both follow a path from traditional/essentialist representations to critical social justice oriented models.</p> Gemma Porter Copyright (c) 2017 https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63021 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:08 -0700 Oh Canada, Whose Home and Native Land? Negotiating Multicultural, Aboriginal and Canadian Identity Narratives https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63023 <p>Using autobiographical narrative inquiry methods I seek to explore how the juxtaposition of personal narratives of my children’s lived experiences, with identity narratives held by Aboriginal people and the dominant white society, facilitates or impedes the affirmation of my children’s identity as “multicultural” Canadians. How might such a framing lead to positioning minority children in the margins of social and educational contexts? I begin by telling a mother’s story of my Canadian ‘born and raised’ son’s experience in which he was caught between the dominant and historical narratives of residential schooling structured in Saskatchewan curriculum. I then move into discussing the challenges of the contested spaces of Canadian identity and complexity of negotiating multifaceted, complex, and hybrid identities. I conclude by offering a discussion of the often unexamined perspectives and practices of Canadian multiculturalism by opening a possibility for critical research in the teaching of the social sciences curriculum. </p> Momina Khan, Michael Cottrell Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63023 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:10 -0700 Tips for Writing Quality Academic Papers https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63022 Yolanda Palmer-Clarke Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63022 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:12 -0700 Seven Things I learned in Graduate School https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63014 Maia Gibb, Carolyn Hossler Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63014 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:13 -0700 A Book Review of "Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A guide to Academic Publishing Sucess" https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63019 Sarah Keller Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63019 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:15 -0700 Poetry Foreword https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63010 Momina Khan Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63010 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:17 -0700 Parent Invites a Teacher into the Art of Knowing https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63007 Momina A Khan Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63007 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:18 -0700 The Blossoming Existence https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/62980 NA Momina A Khan Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/62980 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:21 -0700 The Children of Stone https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63011 NA Momina A Khan Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63011 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:22 -0700 Who are We? https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63008 Momina A Khan Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63008 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:24 -0700 Seize Possibility not Assumption https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/62915 Momina A Khan Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/62915 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:25 -0700 Self Care Reflection https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63013 A refelction on the improtance of engaging in self care. Jessica Bauer-McLure Copyright (c) 2017 Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning https://jmss.org/index.php/em/article/view/63013 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:27 -0700