Tag Archives: Citizenship

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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Scientific literacy and the news in education

Billy McClune & Ruth Jarman write: “News is a significant media form and one through which, with increasing frequency, interesting and important science-related matters are brought to public attention. As a recent report by the Science and Media Expert Group (SMEG) (2010) observes ‘some … Continue reading

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Education, citizenship, knowledge economies and ‘The Disappearance of Adulthood’

I quite enjoyed this article… there were parts of it I wanted to question him further on, but lots of it that just made a pile of sense… these are those bits: Lawrence Quill writes: “In 1982, Neil Postman wrote The … Continue reading

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Ecological and cultural citizenship

Some interesting notes on the topic… “No state has the capacity alone to control the quality of its atmosphere, prevent global warming and reverse the poisoning of its seas and air. In recognition of this fact, the period since the … Continue reading

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Improve junior science: put the Play back into Primary school

Earlier this year, Professor Sir Paul Callaghan wrote: “Today, television and the Internet have consumed vast quantities of children’s leisure time. And we now live in the throwaway age. Nothing is tinkered with or repaired, only discarded and replaced. Toys … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Global Citizenship – Ebbeck

In 2006, Marjory Ebbeck wrote: “The recent rise in terrorism around the world has caused families, educators, and indeed all of us to consider again how we might help young children grow up tolerant, accepting, and, above all, non-violent. We … Continue reading

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Hekia Parata on citizenship

Because education is likely to undergo more changes in the next term – and some truly awful ones were made in the last term – I was interested to read about the new Minister of Education, Hekia Parata. Hopefully Parata … Continue reading

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The cult of the child-rearing expert and the perfect product

“At the turn of the [last] century, child experts had proclaimed that the way young children were treated had a demonstrable effect on their adult personalities, and thus the very future of humanity, and that following scientific methods of child-rearing … Continue reading

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Canonical texts in multicultural education rely upon a conception of citizenship that works against a discourse of diplomacy toward extrapolitical difference of Native American youth

“There is,” according to Troy Richardson, “a receptivity to the critical analyses offered by Native American peoples of classroom instructional policies that work against Native youth. In such moments, multiculturalist discourse seeks to raise student achievement by changing instructional policies. When the term … Continue reading

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The problematics of citizenship and the discursive framework of multicultural education

“The political differences of Aboriginal youth range from their citizenship in particular Indigenous nations (Mohawk, Osage, Navajo), to the complications of treaty relations with the government of the United States, to the continuing roles of customary law in their lives. In these latter … Continue reading

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