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"Against all odds?" : proofs

File consists of author proofs for this article, co-written by Axelrod, "Against all odds? The enduring value of liberal education in universities, professions, and the labour market", published in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education. Included in the file is an abstract for the article and correspondence pertaining to the re-publication of part of the article as a chapter in a McGill-Queen's University Press book, "Integrating school and workplace learning in Canada".

"The promise of schooling"

File consists of a letter sent to Axelrod by J. Donald Wilson, accompanied by his review of Axelrod's book, "The promise of schooling", which was published in the journal "Historical studies in education".

"What does government want?" (Tupper)

File consists of correspondence, an agenda, and Axelrod's notes for a workshop on universities and public policy, "What does government want from universities? Recent patterns in higher education policy", held on 10 September 2004 at the University Club of Toronto. Axelrod was invited to the workshop by Allan Tupper, a political science professor from the University of British Columbia and its Associate Vice President (Government Relations).

A.R. Hackett : UofT 1926-30

Item is an audio recording of an interview conducted with A.R. Hackett for Axelrod's book, "Making of a middle class: student life in English Canada during the thirties".

Aboriginal ed. : Min. of Education

File consists of a memorandum and application form from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities regarding funding for a postsecondary education pilot project to support improved access and success for Aboriginal students.

Academic Matters blog

Item is the text of a blog entry entitled "Dumping on the students - again" written by Axelrod for the Academic Matters blog of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Academic colleague presentation for Senate (COU) : 2012-14

File consists of a contact list of Council of Ontario Universities (COU) academic colleagues for 2012-2013, a list of committees and members associated with the COU for 2012-2013, and Axelrod's slides for presentations made as an academic colleague of the COU to the Senate of York University in 2013 and 2014.

Academic colleague report to Senate

File consists of Axelrod's speaking notes and slides for this presentation to the Senate of York University as an academic colleague of the Council of Ontario Universities.

Academic files

Series consists of Axelrod's high school, undergraduate and graduate school essays, speeches, drafts of articles written for student newspapers and other materials that document his involvement with student organizations including the Council of the York Student Federation, the Ontario Federation of Students and the Ontario Union of Students, as well as his research interest in post-secondary education and the student union movement. These records include publications, papers, articles and news releases.

Academic freedom conference

Item is a program from a conference held at the University of Toronto, "Academic issues in Canadian institutions of higher education: focus on fundamentals", at which Axelrod presented a paper entitled "The ironies of academic freedom".

Academic planning

File consists primarily of memoranda sent and received by Axelrod during his tenure as Dean of York University's Faculty of Education.

Academic planning

File pertains to Axelrod's tenure as Dean of York University's Faculty of Education. These records are a Dean's agenda of concerns for an undergraduate program review (Nov. 2002), the Faculty's five-year plan (Feb. 2003), a York University planning, budget and accountability report (2001-2002), and a review of current procedures in the Faculty of Education, prepared by Grace Kim for the Dean in March 2007.

Application to Macquarie University

File consists of a cover letter, a list of references and York University guidelines for faculty on sabbatical pertaining to Axelrod's application for a 1988 Canadian Visiting Fellowship at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Arthur Muter : McMaster

Item is an audio recording of an interview conducted with Arthur Muter for Axelrod's book, "Making of a middle class: student life in English Canada during the thirties".

Assessment : CHA [Canadian Historical Association] : paper

File consists of a commentary by Axelrod on two papers, "Canadian youth in the 1940s: helping to shape the postwar society" by Linda Ambrose and "Student leaders at the University of Montreal (1950-1958): behind the 'Carabin persona'" by Nicole Neatby, for the Canadian Historical Association. A letter from Nicole Neatby is also included in the file.

Assessment : review : manuscripts : Ont. history

File consists of correspondence exchanged between Axelrod and Dianne M. Hallman of the Ontario Historical Society regarding Axelrod's review of a paper for the journal Ontario History's special issue on women's biography. A copy of Axelrod's review is also part of the file.

Assessments : PhD theses : external examiner reports

File consists of correspondence and copies of assessments pertaining to Axelrod's work as an external examiner for candidates from the University of Toronto, the University of Manitoba, the Australian National University, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa and York University.

Assessments : journal articles

File pertains to Axelrod's work as an journal article assessor/commenter for journals including the Alberta Journal of Educational Research, the Canadian Historical Review, the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Journal of Education, and the Journal of Youth Studies. Records in this file are copies of Axelrod's assessments/reviews and correspondence from journal editors.

Assessments : manuscripts

File consists of correspondence and copies of Axelrod's assessments of book and article manuscripts for a variety of journals and publishers, as well as some assessments sent to the author directly.

Augustine (Jean) Chair in Education in the New Urban Environment

File consists of promotional materials, programs, correspondence and speaking notes pertaining to the launch of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education in the New Urban Environment at York University and Axelrod's involvement as Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Aylmer Ryan : Edmonton

Item is an audio recording of an interview conducted with Aylmer Ryan for Axelrod's book, "Making of a middle class: student life in English Canada during the thirties".

Bartleman, James, Lieutenant-Governor

File consists e-mail correspondence pertaining to a talk given by Ontario Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman at York University's Faculty of Education on 20 January 2005.

Beyond progressive education

File consists of correspondence, a publication agreement and a reader review pertaining to Axelrod's article, "Beyond the progressive education debate: a profile of Toronto schooling in the 1950s", published in the journal Historical Studies in Education.

Board of Ed. : general

File consists of Axelrod's handwritten notes and his letter to Sheila Cary-Meagher, a Toronto District School Board trustee.

Broadcast commentary : radio

File consists of a 1981 script written by Axelrod for CBC Radio about post-secondary education in Ontario, as well as his notes for a Ryerson radio interview, notes for his appearance on CBC Radio's "Metro Morning" program in September 2002, and a transcript of a 1995 episode of CBC Radio's "Ideas" program entitled "Tales out of school: universities", featuring commentary by Axelrod and others.

Bursaries, scholarships

File consists of correspondence pertaining to an Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (EFTO) bursary for a student enrolled in each faculty of education in Ontario.

CHEA 2000 : "Opportunity and uncertainty"

Item is an annotated draft text, "Opportunity and uncertainty: life course experiences of the class of '73", prepared by Axelrod for presentation at the 2000 conference of the Canadian History of Education Association.

CHEA conference York 2010

File consists of a programme, poster and article pertaining to the 16th biennial conference of the Canadian History of Education Association, held at York University and sponsored by the Faculty of Education.
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