Approaching Difficult Histories in Canada

“What makes some history difficult? Difficult for whom?”

Hosted by Canada’s History

Posted March 28, 2023

James Miles is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research explores the teaching and learning of difficult histories in settler colonial contexts and the role of history education in historical redress. James’ research has been published in journals including Theory and Research in Social Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Curriculum Inquiry, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. James also regularly works with the Critical Thinking Consortium and has co-written several textbooks and teacher resource books. James was previously a secondary school social studies teacher in West Vancouver for 10 years.

This presentation by James Miles was part of the 15th Canada's History Forum, “Hard Histories: Approaching Difficult Topics in Canadian History,” which was held live via Zoom on March 2, 2023.

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