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Education plays a vitally important role in building foundations for social progress. This remarkable collection describes educational models based on the principles of tolerance, equity and justice developed over the past three decades by teachers, parents, activists and students. In a time of crippling cutbacks and educational reforms designed to promote 'business' over 'education, ' this book is critical reading. Contributors from across Canada discuss the initiatives behind their approaches, how they developed curricula and the future of their educational work: Anti-Homophobia Initiatives, Tim McCaskell and Vanessa Russell Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education, Ouida M. Wright Black Education, Maxine Bramble Education for Citizenship, Mark Evans and Ian Hundey Development Education, Louella Cronkhite Educating for Gender Equity, Lyndsay Canadian Environmental Education, Constance Russell, Anne Bell and Leesa Fawcett Global Education, Graham Pike Examining Assumptions in Health, Gale Smith and Linda Peterat Widening the Circle of Compassion and Justice, David Selby Law-Related Education, Wanda Cassidy Media Education, Barry Duncan, Rick Shepherd and John Pungente, SJ Moulded Images: First Nations People and Representation, Susan Fletcher Education Towards a Culture of Peace, V. Floresca-Cawagas and Toh Swee-Hin Weaving Connections is a call to action by progressive educators, inviting us to cherish educational models that teach us how to live in harmony, respect and balance with one another.