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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 28th SEPTEMBER 2011

 

EVENTS

 

CAPLA (CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT) FALL WORKSHOP

The Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA) presents the Fall Focus Workshop – Cashing in on the Riches or Prior Learning

November 13 – 15, 2011, One King West Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Don’t miss CAPLA’s Early Bird deadline of October 11th!

For up-to-date information on pre-conference sessions, keynote speakers, concurrent workshops and other on-site events, visit http://www.capla.ca

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ABILITIES ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS “I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN” – INTERACTIVE VISUAL ART EXHIBIT

October 1: 7pm-7am

Carlton Cinema Gallery

20 Carlton Street (at Yonge)

I See What You Mean is an interactive exhibit which juxtaposes a series of portraits by one of Canada’s most acclaimed documentary photographers, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, with portraits and self-portraits by gallery visitors. In addition to contributions of the general public, Abilities Arts Festivals will engage and elicit the participation of communities portrayed by Pietropaolo in his most recent series, Invisible No More, a photographic chronicle of people with intellectual disabilities commissioned by the Canadian Association for Community Living.

Contributions by exhibit visitors will enrich, inform and engage with the photographic conversation initiated by Pietropaolo.  Gallery visitors will be supplied with tools and resources to generate their own portraits and self-portraits through Polaroid prints, digital and webcam photography, and pencil sketches will which will then be pinned/projected onto the walls, ceiling and floor of the gallery.

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WEBINAR: HOW CAN YOU ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON LEARNING?

Explore new resources with Jenny Horsman

Friday, September 30, 2011

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Everyday experiences of violence – from the mildest to the most catastrophic – impact learning, and the learning failure that often follows has its own ongoing impact on people’s lives. Violence happens in subtle and not so subtle ways and even with the best of intentions, educational programs can reinforce messages of violence that leave students feeling worthless and unsure of themselves as learners.

Here’s a chance for educators and administrators to take a new look at aspects of our programming that we think of as “neutral.” We may find that things we hardly notice can affect student attendance, behaviour, attitudes and participation levels.

Join this webinar for a guided tour of the innovative multi-media website http://www.learningandviolence.net and new interactive tools for students, educators, and administrators 

Register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/241327798. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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FILM – PORTRAIT OF RESISTANCE: THE ART & ACTIVISM OF CAROLE CONDÉ AND KARL BEVERIDGE

Thursday Oct. 13th @ ROM, 7pm

Planet in Focus Film Festival

http://www.portraitofresistance.net/

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MEDIA STRATEGY WORKSHOP 201

October 15, 2011

1:00pm – 5:00pm

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

You have already written a number of successful press releases, and done interviews for your group. You know what it takes to get media for an event, but you want to step back and look at the larger picture. This workshop will look at the bigger picture questions that go into developing a media strategy for a long term initiative.  The training will cover framing, story-based narrative analysis, social media, understanding the media story cycle, and building relationships with reporters.

Trainer: Jen Angel is co-founder of media strategy, publishing and tour management agency, Aid and Abet Booking, and former editor of Clamor Magazine.

Suggested donation: organizations and wage-earners, $20; unwaged, $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Contact name: Jessica Bell

Contact email: tools.change@gmail.com

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NEWS & VIEWS

LAYTON’S LEGACY AND THE NDP LEADERSHIP RACE

by Murray Cooke, The Bullet

With the death of Jack Layton, the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) has been thrust into an unexpected leadership race, its future in question.

Layton led the NDP to a historic breakthrough in Quebec and brought the NDP to Official Opposition status for the first time. Even with Layton, the NDP’s hold on these heights was tenuous. Without him, the NDP faces an immense challenge to maintain its current strength, let alone take that desired next step of forming a federal government. Electorally, at least, much hangs on the outcome of this leadership race.

Using a one-member-one-vote (OMOV) system, the NDP will choose its new leader next March 24. While looking forward to the leadership race, it’s also useful to consider the legacy of Layton’s tenure as leader.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/546.php

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ON VIOLENCE AND CLASS WARFARE

In Working-Class Perspectives, http://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/ this week, Kathy M. Newman reflects on recent uses of the phrase “class warfare.”  She suggests that most American class warfare comes from the top, including when it becomes violent. The Center for Working-Class Studies encourages responses in the Comments section of the blog site.

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OCCUPYING WALL STREET

by Doug Henwood

We—my wife Liza Featherstone and son Ivan Henwood and I—paid a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest yesterday afternoon. Here’s an illustrated report. I also did a segment for my radio show. Audio for that is at the bottom of this entry.

The big media have largely ignored the OWS protest (though if you’re part of a certain kind of network on Facebook, you can’t miss it). Called first by Adbusters with only the most minimal agenda, it’s taking on a life of its own, as people trickle in from all over. And I do mean minimal—the agenda is supposed to evolve spontaneously. When I talked with one of the organizers last week, she told me that they merely hoped “to build the new inside the shell of the old,” and though that sounds seductively wonderful, I’m not sure how robust such an approach can really be.

Read more: http://bit.ly/pDt6Bv

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FOLLOW THE MONEY: BEHIND THE EUROPEAN DEBT CRISIS LIE MORE BANK BAILOUTS

by David McNally, The Bullet

While I was cursing the inane mainstream commentary on the global economy recently, I was reminded of a pivotal scene in the 1976 movie, All the President’s Men. As two young reporters investigate the burglary of Democratic Party offices in the Watergate Hotel, a disgruntled, high-ranking FBI agent, code-named Deep Throat, advises, “Follow the money. Always follow the money.”

They did. And, in the process, the real-life journalists, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, blew the lid off one of the great scandals of 20th century politics. Since then, investigative reporting in the mainstream has gone the way of the dodo. As Bernstein noted twenty years after Watergate, “the media – weekly, daily, hourly – break new ground in getting it wrong.”

And nowhere are they getting it more wrong than in their coverage of the debt crises in Europe. Over and over again, we are treated to the most vacant banalities. “Greece lived beyond its means,” pundits intone, “and now it must pay its bills.” So too for Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy. . . all of which are said to be cases of out-of-control people who now must get their houses in order – by way of huge cuts to government programs.

Yet these cuts, known in the jargon as austerity measures, represent political crimes of equal if not greater magnitude to that burglary at the Watergate – though you would never know it by consulting the mainstream press, which long ago lost any inclination to follow the money.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/547.php

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ABOUT CSEW (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION & WORK, OISE/UT):

Head: Peter Sawchuk

Co-ordinator: D’Arcy Martin

The Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW) brings together educators from university, union, and community settings to understand and enrich the often-undervalued informal and formal learning of working people. We develop research and teaching programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (UofT) that strengthen feminist, anti-racist, labour movement, and working-class perspectives on learning and work.

Our major project is APCOL: Anti-Poverty Community Organizing and Learning. This five-year project (2009-2013), funded by SSHRC-CURA, brings academics and activists together in a collaborative effort to evaluate how organizations approach issues and campaigns and use popular education. For more information about this project, visit http://www.apcol.ca

 

For more information about CSEW, visit: http://www.csew.ca

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

 

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