Socially Manufactured Hate

Small minded, insular and ignorant people will probably always exist. Certainly, their numbers will not decrease unless and until we are led by honest, caring and selfless leaders who model integrity and explain the opportunity offered by differences in cultural traits and mores. We also need to recognise that schooling is *not* education and that the “3 r’s”, whilst providing a functional basis for life, do little to instil a…

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Global Collaboration Day

Are you involved in education, in any capacity? If so, why not read about and see how you can participate in Global Collaboration Day 2016? It should be a great opportunity for the global learning community to share. Find out more: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/ Global Collaboration Day is a celebration for students, educators, and organizations as we promote the need for connecting all schools! Source: Global Collaboration Day – Welcome to Global…

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11 Children’s Picture Books That Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Language is powerful. Socialisation into particular ways of viewing the World comes from our families, our friends, our peers and from our society. The Early Childhood Years are time when children learn most and learn most quickly. It is also a time when there minds are particularly malleable and when they tend to form their general view of the World and the characteristics which define the people and things within…

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If Librarians Were Honest | Brain Pickings

IF LIBRARIANS WERE HONEST“…a book indeed sometimes debauched me from my work…”–Benjamin FranklinIf librarians were honest,they wouldn’t smile, or actwelcoming. They would say,You need to be careful. Herebe monsters. They would say,These rooms house heathensand heretics, murderers andmaniacs, the deluded, desperate,and dissolute. They would say,These books contain knowledgeof death, desire, and decay,betrayal, blood, and more blood;each is a Pandora’s box, so whywould you want to open one.They would post dangersigns…

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Greens Up The Higher Ed Ante Amid Fresh Scandal Surrounding Private College

The upcoming Senate inquiry originally named three private education providers in its terms of reference – Australasian Colleges, Group Colleges Australia and Vocation Ltd – but those references were withdrawn at the insistence of Labor, who supported the establishment of the inquiry. The reports of problems at Evocca College make this inquiry even more important. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today issued a statement blasting the “rorting” of private higher education…

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The Destruction of TAFE in Australia

Australia’s education system has been suffering for at least two decades. There are many aspects of our schooling, trade training and higher education systems that are in severe need of attention. The Vocational Education and Training sector has been one of the most negatively affected sectors of education. Major problems began with the opening up of trade training to private organisations as registered Australian Training Providers. As one might expect,…

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