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International Women’s Day 2013

Friday, March 8 International Women’s Day 2013 On its 1ooth anniversary, what does International Women’s Day mean to you?

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Canadian Prisons Failing Aboriginal Population

Currently, aboriginal people make up 4 per cent of Canada’s population yet they make up 23 per cent of the federal prison population – more than 3,400 in all. “In other words, while aboriginal people in Canada comprise just four … Continue reading

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Investing in the Education of East Africa’s Most Promising Young Leaders: Women

While the debate continues for how to really truly empower marginalized women, Nobel laureates, political leaders, and celebrity NGO founders all agree that an investment with the possibility of infinite returns is the investment in young women. GOOD: Only .3% … Continue reading

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Are schools as we know them, obsolete?  

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Teaching Meaning: The Struggle To Connect In Remote Alaskan Villages

“There’s a distinction between an education and school. Education is what Native people have been doing for their children since the beginning of time. School has been what has been imposed on people from outside,” he said. “We need to … Continue reading

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Paulo Freire on equality

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Transforming lives through inclusive education

“Just imagine a world where all children are included and involved.  Where their talents are celebrated, where their contributions are recognized.” – Anthony Lake UNICEF Executive Director “Inclusive education does not require special schools, care, expensive materials or specialized expertise.  … Continue reading

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Is Anything More Important Than Teaching Compassion?

Teaching school children happiness, empathy, altruism and compassion has proven beneficial results for classroom learning as a whole, says Vinciane Rycroft. Is there enough time in the day to teach empathy?  Does it have to be taught separately?  Being empathetic … Continue reading

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GOOD: “Our Education System Isn’t Broken, It’s Designed to Create Winners and Losers”

A really poignant article highlighting the inequity manifested within U.S education.  Sadly, our Canadian educational system shares many similarities. “How will we shift our language, thinking, and focus to build new systems of education that fully and equitably fund schools … Continue reading

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