Why read Plutarch?

We need role models. What do we do when there aren't many in our immediate surroundings? I remember suggesting, in a class on Aboriginal perspectives in education, that we should bring to life the virtues and nobility of First Nations leaders such as Poundmaker. This idea has its critics, such as those who wish to …

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How it all began – my life in Colombia

Having just written reviews of The History Boys and Ken Osborne's book on Canadian education, I was delighted to learn that Osborne was an Oxford groomed "history boy" himself, tutored for a while by playwright Allan Bennett. The Canadian Historical Review (March 2012) recently published Osborne's autobiographical reflections on his career as a history teacher, …

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