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Edited by Andrew H. Churchill

Rocking Your World: The Emotional Journey into Critical Discourses is an
introductory text that emerged from the belief that we often learn best through
personal narrative and story. This collection of real stories connects critical theory and critical pedagogy with personal transformation. It is an experiential primer in how to navigate a developing appreciation of how silent (and sometimes not so silent) machinations of power align themselves along axes of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and global position (amongst others) to both conceal and perpetuate injustice and oppression.
In this book, twelve authors share personal reflections of how various critical discourse communities have impacted their lives. They explore a range of professional, family and social barriers to personal growth as teachers, professional researchers and everyday people; they give us glimpses into the impact of positionality, the balance between activism and intellectual rigor, the obstacles to teaching critically, and more.
This book would be an ideal complement to traditional texts and would provide countless opportunities to generate the kind of personal introspection and dialogue that can make studying critical pedagogy and other critical discourses a transformative experience. It is a must read for any teacher or student interested in the power of critical theories to transform how we see the world in which we live.

Looking Back and Living Forward

Indigenous Research Rising Up


Edited by Jennifer Markides and Laura Forsythe

Looking Back and Living Forward: Indigenous Research Rising Up brings together research from a diverse group of scholars from a variety of disciplines. The work shared in this book is done by and with Indigenous peoples, from across Canada and around the world. Together, the collaborators’ voices resonate with urgency and insights towards resistance and resurgence.

The various chapters address historical legacies, environmental concerns, community needs, wisdom teachings, legal issues, personal journeys, educational implications, and more. In these offerings, the contributors share the findings from their literature surveys, document analyses, community-based projects, self-studies, and work with knowledge keepers and elders. The scholarship draws on the teachings of the past, experiences of the present, and will undoubtedly inform research to come.

Stephen G. Parker, Jenny Berglund, David Lewin and Deirdre Raftery

such schools provide a service for society, not just for children of believing families (Church of England, 2016). Moreover, the balance and dynamics between the four elements of the relationship between religion, education and the private and public spheres may differ from society to society, and