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Queen's University

Centre for Teaching and Learning

As if Equity Mattered...: The Difference Difference Makes

by Joy Mighty, Ron Irwin and Heather Sparling, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen's University, Canada

As If Equity Mattered CoverA 65-page report highlighted the ideas and strategies generated at the 16th Cross-Faculty Teaching Forum on equity held on May 3, 2004.

This publication brings together introductory and background material, including the history of the CFTF and a synopsis of the keynote address. We have summarized the concurrent sessions, which addressed equity issues with respect to attitudes and beliefs, policies and resources, curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, and technology. You will read about the experiences of students who identify themselves as homosexuals, aboriginal peoples, international students, and people with learning disabilities. We conclude with an account of the closing session, but hope that you will be motivated to continue exploring issues of diversity. To that end, we provide a list of recommended reading, teaching tips, and an assessment of the CFTF by participants. The IDC welcomes your thoughts, ideas, strategies, and questions.


As If Equity Mattered... (PDF, 1648kB)

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