Category Archives: Education in poverty

Teaching trade critically

Trade Aid put out resources on this… http://www.tradeaid.org.nz/index.php/page/education ‘Teaching critical literacy skills while encouraging global citizenship’ they offer downloadable resources on their site… good to know! Advertisements

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Froebel and his kindergarten

Tina Bruce explains that “[Friedrich] Froebel [(1782-1852)] was the inventor of the kindergarten.” (p.56) “Froebel’s ideas have entered mainstream educational practice, but at the time he put them forward, they were revolutionary. Froebel did not set down his ideas with … Continue reading

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Building a world of resilient communities

hmmmm, very interesting: http://www.resilience.org/where-to-start “Resilience.org supports the building of community responses to the many interelated crises of our time. Resilience.org provides a daily stream of news and articles on Energy, Economy, Environment, Food & Water, and Society from our featured writers, alternative news sites, the blogosphere, and the mainstream press.” Their … Continue reading

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Maori social health – some discussion

In their discussion of violence in New Zealand, James and Jane Ritchie devoted some discussion to the way in which Maori social health deteriorated after, and as a result of, colonisation by the British Crown. Having described the urbanisation of … Continue reading

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Freedom and education: some thoughts and discussion

I thoroughly enjoyed Nick Stevenson’s book, Freedom – enjoyed it too much to quote within legal or logical limits – but here are some points I took a particular liking to: “To become educated is to have access to a … Continue reading

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Impact of Commercials on Food Preferences of Low-income, Minority Preschoolers

Nicklas, Theresa A., et al. (2011) Impact of Commercials on Food Preferences of Low-income, Minority Preschoolers Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 43(1), pp.35-41 “Television food advertising has recently been under scrutiny because of its adverse effect on eating behaviors … Continue reading

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Early years education and disadvantaged children

The latest issue of Education Aotearoa has a must-read article citing Prof. Peter Gluckman. “The Prime Minister’s science advisor, Professor Peter Gluckman, says the early years are crucial for improving outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and socialisation is the … Continue reading

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The built environment and its relationship to the public’s health

Collins Perdue, Wendy, Lesley Stone, and Lawrence Gostin (2003) The built environment and its relationship to the public’s health: The Legal Framework American Journal of Public Health 93(9) September, pp.1390-1394 “The built environment significantly affects the public’s health. This was … Continue reading

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Street program ‘Escuela de la Calle’ – a mobile school

I was just reading about this program and thought it looked interesting: http://escueladelacalle.org/ EDELAC es una institución de servicio a la niñez, su trabajo gira en torno a los Derechos Humanos y de los derechos de la Niñez establecidos en … Continue reading

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The origins of democracy

If you want to know more about democracy, you can find out more on one of the BBC’s podcasts Democracy Thu, 18 Oct 01, Duration: 29 mins Melvyn Bragg examines the origins of the most cherished form of government in … Continue reading

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