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Monday 11th of December 2017 (UTC)

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Let us do the right by international students and not just benefit from their student fees

In recent days the Twitterverse of the Premier Mark McGowan and his Education Minister Sue Ellery have been extolling the advantages that we stand to gain from the sales pitch that they have undertaken in China to attract foreign students to Western Australia. I applaud the efforts of the Minister and the Premier in recognising […]

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Home school educators express dissatisfaction with the NSW home education system

According to the latest Board of Studies Annual Report, in New South Wales, Australia, there are currently 3,327 students registered for home schooling. But it seems many home educators are dissatisfied with the state’s home education system. By Emily Rorich. A group of mothers meet at the local park, armed with picnic rugs and shareable snacks. Their […]

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Transformative Learning and the Indigenous “Worldview”

I believe it is time to think indigenous even at the price of rejection. To disagree with mainstream expectations  is to wake up, to understand what is happening, to be of service to a larger whole.—Manu Aluli-Meyer (2013, p. 148) World views create worlds… what sets the modern (worldview) apart is its fundamental tendency to […]

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Seven Indigenous “Spiritual” Principles for Guiding All Students Toward Survival, Peace, Health, and Happiness

Although Indigenous Peoples do not consider the principles described herein as being “spiritual,” but rather as simply being the way to live life in balance, I have placed quotes around the word but nonetheless will continue to use it to describe this way of living life that is not mandated per se via an organized […]

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How Would American Indians Teach US History?

By Four Arrows and Barbara Mann, Peter Lang Publishers | Book Excerpt The following are excerpts from Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education By Four Arrows (May, 2013 Peter Lang Publishers) From the Preface: Many say that public schooling is failing. The evidence offered depends upon the critic’s viewpoint. Policymakers, politicians and the private education industry […]

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Education From the Inside Out: A Plea for Prison Education

In a decade of teaching, I have approached many a semester’s end wistfully: another goodbye to students I have, week after week, intellectually bonded with. But this semester, wistful feels more like the blues. I am soon to be exiled from pedagogical heaven: an English 101 class so academically voracious, they rendered my job effortless. […]

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