We’ve recently been in touch by email with Jane Moore Jenson (MCHS ’63). She won’t be able to make it to the Oct. 17 reunion in Toronto but she sends best wishes to everyone from ’63.
You can read an overview, of Jane’s career as an academic, at the following posts:
You can access a list (at the Toronto Public Library website) of some of Jane’s published work here.
Among the titles in the above-noted list are:
The above-noted topics are of interest to me; my teaching career began when I decided, one day, to start working as a substitute teacher at a small day care centre in downtown Toronto (at 228 McCaul Street; the centre has long been closed) in the mid-1970s. By the late 1970s, after noting that more money was available working as a teacher in the public school system, I moved on to public education. My wife May Jolliffe, currently working as an Early Years consultant, has had a long career in the Early Years field starting as a day care teacher and moving on to a wide range of management positions in the field, including most recently at the Toronto District School Board.
From time to time I’ve posted items at the Preserved Stories website dealing with Early Years education:
As well, the structural changes that have occurred in society – including in governance and social relationships – as a result of neoliberalism, which is among the areas that Jane Jenson has explored, is a topic of interest to many people:
The wider topic of how history, including military history, can help us better understand the present moment is of interest to many people as well, as I’ve noted from the number of site visits to the following webpage:
The areas of research that Jane Jenson continues to address in her career are highly relevant and topical, as a Sept. 7, 2015 CBC article illustrates:
An online introduction to the CBC article notes:
- Canada is falling behind the developed world in women’s equality, as poverty rates climb for elderly single women and for single-parent families headed by women, says a candid internal report by Status of Women Canada marked “secret” and apparently not shared with the minister responsible.
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Equally of relevance, with regard to the topics at hand, is a Sept. 7, 2015 Globe and Mail article entitled: