Monthly Archives: September 2012

Health supportive environments, and reasonable person model

Kaplan, Stephen and Rachel Kaplan (2009) Health supportive environments, and reasonable person model American Journal of Public Health 93(9)September, pp.1484-1489 “Urban ills are all too familiar, as is their capacity to undermine health. The results of numerous studies have increased … Continue reading

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What is 21st Century Education?

There’s a group who specialise in supporting the development of schools into providers of a 21st century education… and they have a constantly evolving essay on the topic: http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/What_is_21st_Century_Education.htm

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The discourse of control – Foucault in ECE

“Disruption can be a result of a wide array of circumstances, but is commonly identified as a ‘control problem’ in early childhood classrooms. In this article, the author argues that the recognition of disruption as a ‘control problem’ is embedded … Continue reading

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home to school…

Makin et al. assert that “the home and community experiences that children bring to early childhood programs must be reflected and built upon in early childhood settings.”[1] I’m just thinking about bilingualism and biculturalism and ways to promote the home … Continue reading

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Seely Brown and ‘cognitive apprenticeship’

Just scanning through John Seely Brown’s publication page and came across this article… couldn’t agree more with the concept and wish it were adopted by NZ teacher education providers and the requirements placed on them by government! John Seely Brown, … Continue reading

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John Seely Brown website – worth a browse

http://www.johnseelybrown.com/pubs.html

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The top 10 in-demand jobs that didn’t exist

I myself like that oft-quoted statistic that the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004 (see http://www.nassp.org/Content.aspx?topic=57556, for example)… However, searching for an original source, I came across this article, Fact or Fiction? Maintaining Credibility, which debunks … Continue reading

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Women and Enlightenment Science

I really enjoy the BBC (and Melvyn Bragg)’s In Our time podcasts… this is another (from BBC4, Thursday 4th November 2010, 21:30): “Women and Enlightenment Science Listen now Duration: 45 minutes Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the role played by … Continue reading

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Making the case for active living communities

Lavizzo-Mourey , Risa and J. Michael McGinnis (2003) Making the case for active living communities. American Journal of Public Health, 93(9), September p.1386 “At first glance, a dearth of sidewalks may not seem like a significant public health concern. However, … Continue reading

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Disability references – looked interesting

http://www.inclusion-international.org/ http://www.aifo.it/english/ (Occasional publication of the Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal) http://www.aifo.it/english/resources/online/apdrj/selread102/contents.htm http://www.disabilityworld.org/06-08_03/development/newsletters.shtml

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