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November 8th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

let’s keep that party train pumpin’!

It’s been almost four years since The Miss G__ Project for Equity in Education began their crusade to get a Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) course added into the Ontario high school curriculum.

Well baby, hard work and perseverance pay off!

Drum roll please….

During the 2009 winter term the official WGS course will be piloted in high schools across Ontario! Open and College/University credit options are expected to come by the following September.

Although Miss G__Project co-founder Sarah Ghabrial believes this announcement deserves a victory dance there is still a lot to be done.

“Getting the course in was perhaps a sprint to the finish, but this education reform deal is a marathon and we need to keep it up,” she says.

To do so, the Project is looking for help from “…dedicated education professionals who’d be interested in organizing a subject council to help maintain the WGS course’s on-going relevance and endurance.”

In OSSTF’s fall issue of Educational Forum Ghabrial explains:

“The continued dedication of teachers and others in education to provide anti-oppression education, especially within the context of a WGS course, remains vital: a WGS subject council must be created to maintain the standards and relevance of the course; school boards must approve and/or create professional development days on gender equity and feminist pedagogy, and faculties of education must ensure their graduates meet woman-affirming and gender-critical teaching standards; women’s and gender studies departments must reach out both to faculties of education and to local school boards to create cross-disciplinary course work and research.”

Thank you to everyone who made this possible!

Thank you for not letting the bastards grind you down!

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