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CANADA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION – 2015

CICE-2105

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, EXTENDED ABSTRACTS, PAPERS, POSTERS AND WORKSHOPS!

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Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2015)
June 22-25, 2015
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
www.ciceducation.org
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The Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2015) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE 2015 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

Topics:

The topics in CICE-2015 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Art Education
– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Adult Education
– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Business Education
– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management
– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copy-right
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development
– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– ESL/TESL

*Educational Foundations
– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research
– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

*Pedagogy
– Teacher Education
– Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
– Educational Psychology
– Education practice trends and issues
– Indigenous Education
– Kinesiology and Leisure Science
– K12
– Life-long Learning Education
– Mathematics Education
– Physical Education (PE)
– Reading Education
– Religion and Education Studies

*Research Management
– Research Methodologies
– Academic Research Projects
– Joint-research programmes
– Research on Technology in Education
– Research Centres
– Links between Education and Research
– New Challenges in Education
– ECTS experiences
– The Bologna Process and its implementation
– Joint-Degree Programmes
– Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities
– Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes

*Ubiquitous Learning
– Accessibility to Disabled Users
– Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
– Context Dependent Learning
– Distance Education
– E-Learning
– E-Manufacturing
– Educational Technology
– Educational Games and Software
– Human Computer Interaction
– ICT Education
– Internet technologies
– Learning Management Systems (LMS)
– Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning)
– Multi-Virtual Environment
– Standards and Interoperability
– Technology Enhanced Learning
– Technology Support for Pervasive Learning

*Ubiquitous Computing
– Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia
– Virtual and Augmented Reality
– Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
– Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis
– Wireless Applications

*Research In Progress

Submission:

– You can submit your research paper at http://www.ciceducation.org/Paper%20Submission.html
or email it to papers-2015@ciceducation.org

Important dates:

* Abstract, Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015
* Notification of Abstract, Extended Abstract, Research Paper, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: January 30, 2015
* Final Camera Ready Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: February 10, 2015
* Workshop Proposal and  Poster/Demo Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
* Notification of Workshop Proposal and Poster/Demo Acceptance/Rejection: February 25, 2015
* Participant(s) Registration (Open): December 01, 2014 to June 15, 2015
* Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): January 30 to May 15, 2015
* Late Bird Registration (Authors only): May 16 to June 05, 2015
* Conference Dates: June 22-25, 2015

For further information please visit CICE-2015 at www.ciceducation.org

 

**END**

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Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical

CONFERENCE ON LEARNING

Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway,

June 1-3, 2015

Call for papers:

Conference on Learning – outside the formal educational system

and in alternating between formal, informal and non-formal learning

Would you like to participate in defining the major current and future challenges concerning

the content and organization of LEARNING? JOIN US! Prominent researchers and policy-analysts will

share their views as key-note speakers.

Key-note speakers (titles and order of presentations not yet decided):

  1. Professor Yrjö Engeström http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/activity/people/engestro/
  2. Professor David Guile http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/LCEN_12.html
  3. Professor Davide Nicolini http://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/davide-nicolini/
  4. Professor Bente Elkjær http://pure.au.dk/portal/da/persons/bente-elkjaer.html
  1. Professor Elena Antonacopoulou http://www.aimresearch.org/index.php?page=elenaantonacopoulou
  2. Professor Davydd J. Greenwood http://anthropology.cornell.edu/people/detail.cfm?netid=djg6
  3. Professor Silvia Gherardi http://web.unitn.it/en/rucola/18371/silvia-gherardi
  4. Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/go.php?q=Shyamal+Majumdar&context=
  5. Jens Bjørnåvold, Senior expert, CEDEFOP, Brussels Office http://agora.cedefop.europa.eu/qualifications2009/speakers/99.html

Purpose

The conference aims to take stock of the situation and analyze challenges within seven different but related areas of research:

  1. Philosophy of education and learning / Bildung-paideía
  2. Societal / historical organization of learning
  3. Lifelong learning
  4. Organizational learning / Learning organizations
  5. Work Based Learning / Training
  6. Adult learning
  7. Vocational Education and training (VET) and Professional Education and Training

Result:

The key-note presentations and a selection of papers will be edited and published.

Program and organization of the conference:

The conference will be organized as an alternation between open key-note lectures (audience:

200) and parallel paper-sessions and discussions with a limited number of participants (40).

Participants must submit an abstract addressing the main theme of the conference with their

professional analysis of the situation and challenges within some of the seven research areas,

and connections among them.

Deadlines: check web-site for up-dates: http://www.hioa.no/pll

Abstract (no more than 1 – one – page): January 11, 2015. Submit here: (link to be confirmed)

Paper admisson (notification to authors by E-mail): February 16, 2015

Full paper: May 10, 2015. Submit here: (link to be confirmed)

Conference fee – [amount to be confirmed]: April 27, 2015. Pay here: (link to be confirmed)

Convener:

Program for Lifelong Learning (PLL) at the Oslo and Akershus University College: http://www.hioa.no/pll

Professor Olav Eikeland (olav.eikeland@hioa.no) https://www.hioa.no/tilsatt/olave

 

**END**

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Education

Education

WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION 2014: EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS

World Congress on Education (WCE-2014)
November 10-12, 2014
Venue: Marriott Hotel London Heathrow
London, UK
(www.worldconedu.org)

The World Congress on Education (WCE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of WCE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The WCE-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

Topics:

The topics in WCE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*Accessible World

– Aging and Disability
– Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
– Assessment and Early intervention
– Baby Boomers
– Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
– Cognitive Disabilities
– Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
– Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
– Disabilities Disability and Diversity
– E-Accessibility
– Human Rights/Disability Rights
– Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
– Learning Disabilities
– Living In(ter)dependently
– Support Services
– Postsecondary Education
– Public Health, Diversity and Disability
– Resiliency Across the Lifespan
– Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
– Study Skills Development
– Sustainable Environment
– Climate Change

*Adult Education

– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Adult education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Art Education

– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Business Education

– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management

– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copyright
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– E-content Management and Development. Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development

– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– ESL/TESL
– Bullying
– Social Networking
– Study Abroad Programmes
– Faculty Development
– Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education

*Educational Foundations

– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability

– Adaptive Transportation
– Augmented and Alternative Communication
– Gerontechnology
– Healthcare Specialists
– Hospitality and Tourism
– Labor Market Integration
– Medical Experts
– Sport, Fitness and Leisure
– Special Educational Centres
– Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
– Social Workers
– Student and Adults with Disabilities
– Usability and Ergonomics

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment

– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research

– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

*Other Areas of Education
Submission:

– You can submit your research paper at http://www.worldconedu.org/Paper%20Submission.html

or email it to papers-2014@worldconedu.org

Important dates:

*Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: August 31, 2014
*Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: September 10, 2014
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: September 05, 2014
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance / Rejection: September 20, 2014
*Proposal for Workshops: September 01, 2014
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: September 10, 2014
*Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: August 31, 2014
*Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: September 10, 2014
*Camera Ready Paper Due: October 15, 2014
*Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
*Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 30, 2014
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only):  October 01 to October 15, 2014
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): October 01 to November 03, 2014
*Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014

 

For further information please visit IICE-2014 at www.worldconedu.org

**END**

‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Education

Education

LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION 2014 (LICE-2014)

CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS, PAPERS, POSTERS AND WORKSHOPS!

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London International Conference on Education (LICE-2014)
November 10-12, 2014, London, UK
Venue: London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
(http://www.liceducation.org)
******************************************************
The London International Conference on Education (LICE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of LICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.
The LICE-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in LICE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:
*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*ESL/TESL
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Reading Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*E-Society
*Other Areas of Education

IMPORTANT DATES:
Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: July 20, 2014
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: August 01, 2014
Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: August 01, 2014
Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance / Rejection: August 15, 2014
Proposal for Workshops: June 30, 2014
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2014
Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: August 31, 2014
Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: September 10, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: September 15, 2014
Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): October 01 to October 15, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): October 01 to November 03, 2014
Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014

For further information, please visit http://www.liceducation.org

**END**

‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Glenn_Rikowski?ev=hdr_xprf

Online Publications at The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

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

 

Education

Education

CANADA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION (CICE-2014)

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Canada International Conference on Education

(CICE-2014)
June 16-19, 2014
Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://www.ciceducation.org
=====================================
The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE 2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in CICE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:
*Art Education
– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Adult Education
– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Business Education
– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management
– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copy-right
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development
– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– ESL/TESL

*Educational Foundations
– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research
– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

*Pedagogy
– Teacher Education
– Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
– Educational Psychology
– Education practice trends and issues
– Indigenous Education
– Kinesiology and Leisure Science
– K12
– Life-long Learning Education
– Mathematics Education
– Physical Education (PE)
– Reading Education
– Religion and Education Studies

*Research Management
– Research Methodologies
– Academic Research Projects
– Joint-research programmes
– Research on Technology in Education
– Research Centres
– Links between Education and Research
– New Challenges in Education
– ECTS experiences
– The Bologna Process and its implementation
– Joint-Degree Programmes
– Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities
– Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes

*Ubiquitous Learning
– Accessibility to Disabled Users
– Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
– Context Dependent Learning
– Distance Education
– E-Learning
– E-Manufacturing
– Educational Technology
– Educational Games and Software
– Human Computer Interaction
– ICT Education
– Internet technologies
– Learning Management Systems (LMS)
– Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning)
– Multi-Virtual Environment
– Standards and Interoperability
– Technology Enhanced Learning
– Technology Support for Pervasive Learning

*Ubiquitous Computing
– Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia
– Virtual and Augmented Reality
– Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
– Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis
– Wireless Applications

*Research In Progress

For further information please visit CICE-2014 at http://www.ciceducation.org

 

**END**

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

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Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION (IICE-2014)

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

*************************************
Ireland International Conference on Education

(IICE-2014)
October 27-29, Dublin, Ireland
http://www.iicedu.org
*************************************************
The Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE) is a biannual conference which takes place in April and October each year. The October IICE-2014 will be held from the 24th to 28th of October, 2014 in Dublin.

The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.

The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.
The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with
cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE 2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in IICE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:
*Academic Advising and Counselling
*Art Education
*Adult Education
*APD/Listening and Acoustics in Education Environment
*Business Education
*Counsellor Education
*Curriculum, Research and Development
*Competitive Skills
*Continuing Education
*Distance Education
*Early Childhood Education
*Educational Administration
*Educational Foundations
*Educational Psychology
*Educational Technology
*Education Policy and Leadership
*Elementary Education
*E-Learning
*E-Manufacturing
*ESL/TESL
*E-Society
*Geographical Education
*Geographic information systems
*Health Education
*Higher Education
*History
*Home Education
*Human Computer Interaction
*Human Resource Development
*Indigenous Education
*ICT Education
*Internet technologies
*Imaginative Education
*Kinesiology & Leisure Science
*K12
*Language Education
*Mathematics Education
*Mobile Applications
*Multi-Virtual Environment
*Music Education
*Pedagogy
*Physical Education (PE)
*Reading Education
*Writing Education
*Religion and Education Studies
*Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
*Rural Education
*Science Education
*Secondary Education
*Second life Educators
*Social Studies Education
*Special Education
*Student Affairs
*Teacher Education
*Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
*Ubiquitous Computing
*Virtual Reality
*Wireless applications
*Other Areas of Education

You can submit your research paper at http://www.iicedu.org/IICE-2014%20April/Paper%20Submission.html or email it to papers-2014@iicedu.org

Important Dates:
*Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 01, 2014
*Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: June 20, 2014
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date: June 20, 2014
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2014
*Proposal for Workshops Submission Date: June 10, 2014
*Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: June 30, 2014
*Posters Proposal Submission Date: June 20, 2014
*Notification of Posters Acceptance/Rejection: July 01, 2014
*Camera Ready Paper Due: August 15, 2014
*Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): May 31, 2014 – August 30, 2014
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): August 31, 2014 – September 20, 2014
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): August 31, 2014 – October 20, 2014
*Conference Dates: October 27-29, 2014
For further information please visit IICE-2014 at http://www.iicedu.org

 

**END**

‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskpoint.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Education

Education

WORLD CONGRESS ON EDUCATION 2014 (WCE-2014)

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials!
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World Congress on Education (WCE-2014)
Organised by the University of South Africa (UNISA)
September 15 – 17, 2014,
Nelspruit, Pretoria, South Africa
www.worldconedu.org
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The WCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of WCE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The WCE-2014 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

The topics in WCE-2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:
*Accessible World*

  • Aging and Disability
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
  • Assessment and Early intervention
  • Baby Boomers
  • Building and Sustaining an Inclusive Community
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Curriculum Adaptation and Modification
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Developmental
  • Disabilities Disability and Diversity
  • E-Accessibility
  • Human Rights/Disability Rights
  • Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Living In(ter)dependently
  • Support Services
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Public Health, Diversity and Disability
  • Resiliency Across the Lifespan
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Study Skills Development
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Climate Change

*Adult Education*

  • Competitive Skills
  • Continuing Education
  • Higher Education
  • Adult education
  • Vocational Education
  • Transferring Disciplines

*Art Education*

  • Music Education
  • Writing Education
  • Imaginative Education
  • Language Education
  • History

*Business Education*

  • Educational Administration
  • Human Resource Development
  • Academic Advising and Counselling
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Industrial Cooperation
  • Life-long Learning Experiences
  • Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
  • Work Employability
  • Educational Institution Government Partnership
  • Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
  • University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management* 

  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  • Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
  • Copyright
  • Digital Libraries and Repositories
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • E-content Management and Development
  • E-content Management and Development. Open Content
  • e-Portfolios
  • Grading Methods
  • Knowledge Management
  • Quality processes at National and International level
  • Security and Data Protection
  • Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development* 

  • Acoustics in Education Environment
  • APD/Listening
  • Counsellor Education
  • Courses, Tutorials and Labs
  • Curriculum Design
  • ESL/TESL
  • Bullying
  • Social Networking
  • Study Abroad Programmes
  • Faculty Development
  • Distance Learning: Assessment, Methods and Technologies
  • Teaching and Learning Experiences in Engineering Education

*Educational Foundations*

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Geographical Education
  • Health Education
  • Home Education
  • Rural Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Second life Educators
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education

*Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability* 

  • Adaptive Transportation
  • Augmented and Alternative Communication
  • Gerontechnology
  • Healthcare Specialists
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Labor Market Integration
  • Medical Experts
  • Sport, Fitness and Leisure
  • Special Educational Centres
  • Social Innovation and E-Service Delivery
  • Social Workers
  • Student and Adults with Disabilities
  • Usability and Ergonomics

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment* 

  • Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
  • e-Testing and new Test Theories
  • Supervising and Managing Student Projects
  • Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
  • Educating the Educators
  • Immersive Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Computer-Aided Assessment
  • Metrics and Performance Measurement
  • Assessment Software Tools
  • Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research*

  • Education, Research and Globalization
  • Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
  • Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
  • Indigenous and Diversity Issues
  • Government Policy issues
  • Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
  • Digital Divide
  • Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
  • Ethical issues in Education
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

 

Important dates:

* Research Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and

* Report Submission Deadline: June 01, 2014

* Notification of Paper, Extended Abstract, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance Date: June 15, 2014

* Final Paper Submission Deadline for Conference Proceedings Publication: August 01, 2014

* Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: June 25, 2014

* Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: July 05, 2014

* Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: June 25, 2014

* Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: July 05, 2014

* Participant(s) Registration (Open): April 01, 2014

* Early Bird Registration: February 01 to June 30, 2014

* Late Bird Registration: July 01 to August 15, 2014

* Conference Dates: September 15 – 17, 2014

 

For further information please visit WCE-2014 at: www.worldconedu.org

International Conference on Critical Education

International Conference on Critical Education

 

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ICCE IV

ICCE IV

RaPAL CONFERENCE 2014

Research and Practice in Adult Literacies (RaPAL)

Love Literacies, Love Lifelong Learning: Health, Well-being, Partnerships and Workplaces

Website: http://rapal.org.uk/events/conferences/conference-2014/

RaPAL Annual Conference

Saturday, 5th April 2014

Birmingham City Hospital, UK

RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacies) represents practitioners, learners and researchers in the field of adult literacies in the UK, Ireland and beyond. We have strong international links in the field of adult literacies and with 78 other organisations across Europe, we recently joined the ‘European Literacy Network’, ELiNET. We enjoy engaging in debates that touch on English language and literacy, numeracy and digital skills across homes, communities and workplaces.

Our conference is being held on Saturday 5th April at City Hospital, Birmingham in England. This venue provides a fantastic opportunity to focus on our broad themes of adult literacies in work and life, and which include a wide variety of partnerships and in the contexts of health and well-being. We will be joined by key note speakers from the University of Wolverhampton and, via link-up, Washington State University. We have a wonderful range of workshops, including from the; Community Health and Learning Foundation, the Reading Agency, specialists in writing, digital literacies, online and workplace learning. We are excited to have peers beaming in from Australia to talk about award-winning community health and literacy projects.

 

Key Speakers:

Dr Linda Lang

Professor Lang is Dean of the School of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton. She will talk about the work of the faculty and the concept of Life Long Learning, focussing on a recent development for a University Technical College (UTC) in the Midlands. The UTC ‘Health Futures’ aims to support and develop 14-19 year olds to be able to achieve their goals and aspirations through HE and employment in careers in the Health Sector.

Dr Sondra Cuban

Sondra Cuban will speak from Washington State USA about her ESRC research project profiled in her 2013 book Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry. The study focused on a group of migrant women who were care assistants in England’s care sector. Sondra will discuss their digital strategies to connect and care for their families abroad amid tensions they experienced with their paid care for older persons in England.

 

Website: http://rapal.org.uk/events/conferences/conference-2014/

 

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Educating from Marx

Educating from Marx

CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 30th SEPTEMBER 2013

EVENTS

MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE AND THE ARTS PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL MIN SOOK LEE LABOUR ARTS AWARDS GALA

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street, Toronto

6 pm:  Cocktails
7 pm: Dinner
8 pm: Awards

Silent Auction
Four Course Dinner – East African Community Association (Veggie, Vegan, Gluten Free Options)
Entertainment by Friends of Mayworks

Award Winners will be announced the first week of November! Deadline for nominations is October 25. See http://www.mayworks.ca for details.

Tickets: $50 each; $25 students, unemployed/underemployed
There are a limited number of subsidized tickets available
Don’t miss out!! Book your tickets today!!

To pay for tickets online please visit http://www.mayworks.ca to find the “Donate” button on the bottom left hand corner of the page. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation of $50 or $25 as well as your ticket information. To book your tickets or to request a ticket order form, please call 416.561.3163 or email minsookleeawards@gmail.com

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THE GREG PAVELICH MEMORIAL PUBLIC FORUM ON EDUCATION

Tuesday, Oct. 1
7 p.m.
519 Community Centre Ballroom
519 Church St., Toronto

This special event commemorates 10 years since the passing of Greg Pavelich, an out proud gay activist, labour rights supporter and teacher among many other community development roles. To recognize his numerous contributions to the LGBTQ communities, Queer Ontario hosts this Public Forum on Education, a topic Greg was so passionate about.

Topics to be discussed:
– Updating Sex Ed. Curriculum
– Post-Secondary Education of Professionals (Teachers) on Queer Issues
– One School System for Ontario
– Implementation of Bills 13 and 33

Panelists:
Michelle Bourgeois (Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf), Mark Daye (Toronto Centre Candidate, Green Party of Ontario), Gary Kinsman (Queer Liberation and Anti-Capitalist Activist, Academic and Author), J Wallace (Gender Based Violence Prevention Program – TDSB) Moderator: Nick Mulé (Chairperson, Queer Ontario)

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REBEL FILMS PRESENTS: THE SPIRIT OF ’45

94 minutes, 2013
Ken Loach, director

Friday, October 4
7 p.m.
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-214
(St. George Subway Station)

Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews, to create a rich political and social narrative.

“The achievements of the ‘45 Labour government have largely been written out of our history. From near economic collapse we took leading industries into public ownership and established the Welfare State. Generosity, mutual support and co-operation were the watch words of the age. It is time to remember the determination of those who were intent on building a better world.” – Ken Loach, director

Leading off the discussion will be Toronto SA member Valerie Lamb, who grew up in England in the 1940s and 50s, and Barry Weisleder, Canada editor of SA newspaper.

Presented by Toronto Socialist Action, http://www.socialistaction.ca or call 416-461-6942 or 647-986-1917

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3RD ANNUAL RYERSON SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK

Rebuilding the “We” – This is What Solidarity Looks Like

October 7 – 11, 2012
Ryerson University, Toronto

For a complete list of events, click here:
http://www.ryerson.ca/socialjustice/events/index.html

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SOCIALISM THEORY AND PRACTICE SERIES: UNDERSTANDING GLOBALIZATION

Saturday, Oct 19
7:00 pm
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St. (Bathurst & Bloor), Toronto

Talks by Sam Gindin and David McNally. First of a 3-part series organized by the Education Committee of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly (GTWA).

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NEWS & VIEWS

NEW BOOK – NEW FORMS OF WORKER ORGANIZATION: THE SYNDICALIST AND AUTONOMIST RESTORATION OF CLASS STRUGGLE UNIONISM

Edited by Manny Ness, with a foreword by Staughton Lynd

“This remarkable international collection shows working-class power being built from the ground up by rank-and-file workers self-organizing to create new forms of autonomous, democratic organizations. Grounded in a reclamation of histories from earlier struggles, a strong critique of bureaucratic unionism, and an unapologetically anti-capitalist framework, it offers fresh, compelling analyses, vital conceptual tools – and hope – for the local and global fight for freedom from exploitation, today and tomorrow.” – Aziz Choudry, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

For more info: http://www.workerorganization.org/

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REPORT – DEGREES OF UNCERTAINTY: HOW AFFORDABLE IS TUITION IN YOUR PROVINCE

A new CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) report tracks the affordability of university education across Canadian provinces. The study looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1990, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and ranks the provinces on affordability for median- and low-income families using a Cost of Learning Index.

Average tuition and compulsory fees in Canada have tripled since 1990, and according to the study, Ontario is the province with the highest fees and will see its tuition and other fees climb from $8,403 this fall to an estimated $9,517 in 2016-17. Newfoundland and Labrador remains the province with the lowest compulsory fees of $2,872 this fall, rising to an estimated $2,886 in 2016-17.

Read the full report, Degrees of Uncertainty: Navigating the changing terrain of university finance, to find out more: http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/degrees-uncertainty

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PODCAST – UNIFOR INTERVIEW SERIES: ROXANNE DUBOIS ON COMMUNITY CHAPTERS

In our third installment of the Unifor Interview Series with union leaders, staff, and rank-and-file members, we speak with Roxanne Dubois about Unifor’s Community Chapters. Roxanne is a staff member of the CEP and now Unifor, and is a former chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. She presented a discussion paper on community chapters at the Unifor convention.

Read the discussion paper: http://rankandfile.ca/2013/09/14/unifor-interview-series-roxanne-dubois-on-community-chapters/

Listen to the podcast: http://www.newunionconvention.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/676-Union-Citizenship-web-ENG.pdf

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CALL FOR PAPERS – THE LABOUR MOVEMENT AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: THE ALBERTA LABOUR HISTORY CONFERENCE, 2014

The labour movement has a long history of working alongside or against a wide variety of other social and political movements: from the anti-Fascist popular front to the Latin American solidarity campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s, from the women’s movement to LGBTQ movement today, from anti-nukes to environmental movements, from human rights campaigns in the 1940s and 1950s to Idle No More today. The Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI) conference of 18-21 June, 2014, wants to investigate this past, present and future of labour’s interaction with other social movements in Canada and beyond.

We are looking for people or groups interested in taking part in one of four categories on the theme of labour’s interaction with other social movements, past, present and future. We encourage papers and presentations from any perspective, including those that may be critical of labour in the past or present. We also encourage potential presenters to take a broad view of social movements, defining them as you like.

The categories are:
– Academic presentations of 15-20 minutes of length by students, established academics or others.
–  Oral history participants who want to tell their own story on the theme in 10 minutes.
– Films up to 20 minutes in length.
– Museum-style displays that can be shipped to Edmonton and put up for public display during the length of the conference.

Interested presenters should send a statement of interest or abstract and brief bio or c.v. to ALHI@labourhistory.ca by 15 November, 2013 for inclusion in the program. All proposals will be peer-reviewed by a panel of academics and labour activists, and selected presenters will be informed by the end of November.

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL MIN SOOK LEE LABOUR ARTS AWARDS

Sponsored by the Mayworks Festival for Working People and the Arts

Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts is inviting nominations for the 2013 Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Awards. The awards are given by Mayworks to recognize significant contributions to the arts and labour movement in three categories:

– Labour Activists who have used the arts to promote the values of the labour and social justice movements;
– Artists who have captured the values of labour and social justice in their art;
– Labour unions who have used the arts to engage their membership in different ways, for example in strike prep, or for picket lines or campaigns.

Deadline to submit nominations: October 25, 2013

Download the Nomination Form at: http://mayworks.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2013NominationApplicationMinSookLeeAwards.doc and submit by the above deadline. Please email minsookleeawards@gmail.com for more information.

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JOB POSTINGS

TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN ADULT LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT, CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Responsibilities include teaching graduate level courses in the ALD Program, advising graduate students, and supervising student internships, portfolio projects and doctoral dissertations. The ALD faculty seeks an individual who will expand and/or add strength to our existing competencies. 

Minimum Qualifications:
– Earned Doctorate in Adult Education and/or related field by August 2014, with research interests in one or more of the following areas: adult learning and development, critical/participatory pedagogy, training and instructional design, technology and adult learners, adult literacy, medical education, online learning, and/or other related areas.
– Experience in teaching and/or working with adult learners
– Evidence of capacity for scholarly activity
– Experience teaching and/or developing online instruction

November 15, 2013 is the closing date for applications. For more info, visit:
https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1380505914162

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – ADULT AND LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

The Adult and Lifelong Learning faculty are seeking candidates to fill a 100% Assistant Professor, 9-month tenure-track position in our program. We welcome candidates who embrace the scholar-practitioner approach to integrating theory, research, and practice with teaching and professional service. The ideal candidate will demonstrate significant experience working with diverse adult populations and agencies that administer adult and lifelong learning programs, possess highly developed research and teaching skills, and be able to partner with individuals and organizations to provide outreach and applied research opportunities for students and faculty.

Minimum Requirements:
– An earned doctorate in adult and lifelong learning or related discipline.
– Demonstrated record of peer reviewed publication.
– Ability to teach graduate students using online technologies.
– Demonstrated proficiency in research methodology and the ability to supervise dissertation research.
– An explicit and comprehensive research agenda related to adult and lifelong learning.

For more info: http://hr.uark.edu/jobdetails.asp?ListingID=7027

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TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS AT ERIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL

The School of Industrial Relations at University of Montreal (École de relations industrielles de l’Université de Montréal – ERIUM) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with tenure to begin June 2014. One position with a specialisation in Human Resource Management and the other with a specialisation in Labor Relations.

For more information: http://eri.umontreal.ca/departement/nouvelles-evenements/deux-postes-de-professeurs-a-pourvoir-a-leri-en-g-7141/

ERIUM is one of the major centres for the study of work and employment in North America, bringing together specialists in the areas of human resource management, labour relations, labour law, labour economics, public policies on work and employment, health and safety at work, and comparative employment relations. The teaching staff is made of 24 full-time professors and 20 sessional or part-time adjunct staff. ERIUM offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs all specialised in Industrial Relations to more than a thousand students (675 undergraduate; 375 graduate).

To learn more about ERIUM:
http://eri.umontreal.ca/departement/more-information-about-us/

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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

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Learning with Adults

Learning with Adults

LEARNING WITH ADULTS: A CRITICAL PEDAGOGICAL INTRODUCTION

Learning with Adults: A Critical Pedagogical Introduction

2012 – 292 pages

Sense Publishers

Leona M. English (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada) and Peter Mayo (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)

ISBN Paperback: 9789460917660 ($ 54.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789460917677 ($ 99.00)

Subject: Adult Education

Number 8 of the series: International Issues in Adult Education

Free Preview Learning with Adults

“A priceless resource …The time is ripe for writing a manifesto of adult education as social transformative learning in the twenty-first century and implement all sorts of experiments in adult education that may help transform the world. This book is a robust contribution to such conversation.”–International Journal of Lifelong Education (Issue 32(6))

“This book is written at a time when our own field of adult education is under assault from a variety of capitalist and neoconservative forces pressuring us… to turn away from the causes of criticality, lifelong learning, and education for freedom. Rather than succumb to these pressures, we have hope that our long term goals of education for life and living can and will be accomplished alongside professional and vocational education. It offers new insight into what is a very dark moment of our human civilization.” — From the preface by Dr Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor, GSEIS, Director, Paulo Freire Institute, University of California at Los Angeles

“The book offers decidedly critical and international perspectives on various aspects of adult education, especially on state, citizenship and neoliberal policies. Critical in both content and method, it is at the same time the part of the collective work needed to advance the Belém call to action by furthering awareness and capacity in the field of adult education.” — Dr Katarina Popovic, Professor, Universität Duisburg-Essen, University of Belgrade & DBB International

“In the midst of diminishing resources and growing inequalities, English and Mayo provide an incisive and much needed critique of adult education in ways that highlight not only its historical and philosophical roots but also its major significance to the practice of democracy. In a direct challenge to the neoliberal accountability craze, Learning with Adults offers a rigorous political reading of the field—one that systematically challenges oppressive educational policies and practices, while affirming an emancipatory vision of civic engagement. Truly an informative treatise that sheds new light on the education of adults.” Dr Antonia Darder, Professor & Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair in Education Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles

“Leona English and Peter Mayo challenge hegemonic assumptions and ideas, while offering a constructive alternative based on the principle of working with learners and not just for them. Their analysis is accessible enough for newcomers to the field, while the authors’ wide-ranging coverage and radical approach provide refreshing and challenging messages for the most experienced adult educator. Up-to-date, genuinely international and passionately committed, Learning with Adults is a great book.” – Dr John Field, Professor, University of Stirling

Cover design by Annemarie Mayo

Buy this book at Amazon: Paperback | Hardcover

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‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

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Negative CapitalismCENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 9th SEPTEMBER 2013

EVENTS

MEETING FACILITATION SKILLS FOR CHANGE MAKERS
Saturday, September 28, 2013
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7756789767

Learn and practice key tools, techniques and approaches that will help you understand the facilitation process, effectively facilitate meetings and make great decisions.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice their facilitation skills and receive critical feedback.

Trainer: Jessica Bell, M.Ed. is a facilitator and trainer. More info at: http://www.jessicabell.org

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55th ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE (AERC) – CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

The 2014 AERC Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for the 55th Adult Education Research Conference scheduled for June 5-7, 2014 in Harrisburg, PA. Preconferences are scheduled for June 4th. The full call for proposals is available online at: http://adulterc.org. We are pleased to announce that Penn State Harrisburg will host AERC next spring.

We are accepting proposals for three types of presentations:
1. Papers
2. Research Roundtables
3. Symposia

All proposals must be RECEIVED by email on or before September 23, 2013.
Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by email.

Please feel free to distribute this call widely. We look forward to seeing each of you in Harrisburg!

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FORUM FOR ABORIGINAL ACADEMIC STAFF – ROLE OF ABORIGINAL ACADEMICS IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGE

November 1-3, 2013
Courtyard Marriott
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) is sponsoring its 4th Forum for Aboriginal Academic Staff which will be held November 1-3, 2013 at the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown. Organized with the guidance of CAUT’s Working Group on Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education. This will be an opportunity for Aboriginal academic staff from across Canada to get together to share information, discuss issues of common interest and provide advice to CAUT and our member associations.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Forum, please contact Rosa Barker at barker@caut.ca or visit http://events.caut.ca/aboriginal-2013/

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CAFÉ DISSENSUS ISSUE 8 (JULY-AUGUST 2014): INLAND LABOUR MIGRATION IN INDIA – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Guest-Editor: Soma Chatterjee, Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto

Café Dissensus, an online magazine dedicated to discussing and analysing social and political issues in India, is planning an issue focusing on precarious labour migration within India. Please consider contributing if your work is relevant to this and share the following call for contributions with your respective networks. Please note contributions can take the form of articles and also interviews with workers, worker/activists, policy makers etc.

For more info: http://cafedissensus.com/forthcoming-issuecall-for-contributions/

As well, if you have engaged in issues of precarious labour migration within India and would like to be interviewed please contact Soma Chatterjee at rupsa29@gmail.com

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HELP US FIGHT FOR $14! JOIN THE SEPTEMBER 14TH DAY OF ACTION

September 14th is coming soon — the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage’s second province-wide day of action for a $14 minimum wage!  This month we’ll be carrying out creative actions outside corporate targets who are board members of powerful lobby groups fighting to keep wages low.  You may be surprised to hear who’s on the list!  Stay tuned as we announce the full list next week!

Actions are being organized in Halton, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Sudbury, York Region, Cornwall, London, Toronto and more.

For more info: http://raisetheminimumwage.ca/updates/join-the-september-14th-day-of-action/

The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage is coordinated by ACORN, Freedom 90, Mennonite New Life Centre, OCAP, Ontario Campaign 2000, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Put Food in the Budget, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and the Workers’ Action Centre.

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UALE SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH GRANTS

The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) is pleased to continue awarding grants to fund research related to workers, unions, and employment policy. Preference will be given to UALE members in determining award recipients. UALE has allocated $5,000 for this purpose. We will select a maximum of two award recipients.

Applications for the 2013 awards are due by November 15, 2013. The recipients will be announced by December 15, 2013.

For more information, including how to apply, see our website at: http://www.uale.org

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NEWS & VIEWS

UNIFOR’S FOUNDING CONVENTION: THE PREDICTABLE AND THE UNEXPECTED

By Lindsay Hinshelwood

Over the Labour Day weekend two of Canada’s largest industrial unions, the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP), merged to become the country’s largest private sector union, Unifor.

At this founding convention, facilitated by retiring CAW President Ken Lewenza, the new union leadership moved forward by engaging in exactly the same kind of rhetoric it engaged in the day before when the CAW held its final convention: the usual “we fought for this, we fought for that.” So if
we ask the question “what kind of union is Unifor likely to be?” I’m going to say it will be just a larger, more tightly controlled Old Boys’ club.

Read more: http://weknowwhatsup.blogspot.ca/2013/09/canada-unifors-founding-convention.html

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UNION WORKERS RATIFY NEW AGREEMENT AT TORONTO PLAZA HOTEL ENDING 13-WEEK STRIKE

Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9466 have ratified a new two-year agreement at the Toronto Plaza Hotel thus ending a bitter 13-week strike.

The new agreement was approved by a margin of 80% and removes all the draconian concessions demanded by hotel management and even provides a wage increase. Also removed from the final settlement was management’s insistence on new language that would have gutted basic protections and rights of union workers.

“Our members stood strong and their spirits were uplifted by the support they received from the labour movement, Toronto area steelworkers and the public throughout the GTA and across Canada,” said Mohamed Baksh USW Staff Representative.

Read more: http://www.usw.ca/media/news/releases?id=0900

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIAL CHANGE: LESSONS FROM THE OIL TRAIN DISASTER AT LAC MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC

By Roger Annis, The Bullet

As the toxic oil from the July 6 oil train disaster in Lac Mégantic, Quebec seeps deeper into the town center’s soil and disperses into waterways, and as town residents slowly reestablish their shattered lives, the corporate interests that caused the disaster and have been keeping a low profile are beginning to assert themselves anew.

Irving Oil, the company that brought the ill-fated oil train through the town in the crazed oil-by-train scheme it launched in 2012, says it’s concerned to get the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MM&A) fully operational again. The line is severed at the explosion site in center of the town. The railway was threatened with closure by federal transportation authorities several weeks ago for lack of insurance and then okayed to continue provisionally. There still looms its eventual and inevitable insolvency.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/869.php

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QUEER STRUGGLES ARE CLASS STRUGGLES

By Shay Enxuga, Halifax Media Co-op

This article uses the single gender-neutral pronoun “they”.

“Queer struggles are class struggles,” says Charlie Huntley, a 25 year old coffee shop worker, “and should never be addressed as if they are isolated issues.”

On the heels of a successful union drive at Just Us on Spring Garden, and in the midst of an ongoing battle at Second Cup on Quinpool, the Baristas Rise Up (BRU) campaign was initiated as – “a worker-led union movement that is fighting to improve working conditions and industry standards in precarious and low-waged café jobs.”

Read more: http://rankandfile.ca/2013/09/05/queer-struggles-are-class-struggles/

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WITH NOTHING TO LOSE AND A LIVING WAGE TO WIN, FAST-FOOD WALKOUTS SPREAD

By Peter Rugh, Waging Nonviolence

Fast-food workers walked off the job in about 50 U.S. cities, the latest show of force from a unionization campaign that began with a one-day strike involving 200 people in New York City last November. Since then, the union drive has taken root in several East Coast and Midwestern cities including Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Mich., and Milwaukee. The actions on Thursday marked new territory for the campaign with picket-lines going up in West Coast and Southern cities — Los Angeles, Seattle, Tampa, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., and Houston among them.

Read more: http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/with-nothing-to-lose-and-a-living-wage-to-win-fast-food-walkouts-spread/

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JOB POSTINGS

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy
College of Education
The University of Georgia

The Qualitative Research program at the University of Georgia is pleased to announce an open rank tenure-track position to be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with qualifications and scholarly record. Typically, within the open-rank classification, candidates with no prior work experience following the earning of a doctorate would be hired at the assistant professor rank; candidates with a minimum of 6 years of work experience after earning a doctorate would be considered for the associate professor rank; and candidates with a minimum of 10 years of work experience after earning a doctorate would be considered for the full professor rank. The area of qualitative methods specialization for the candidate’s research and teaching assignment is open. The ideal candidate will be well prepared in the broad range of theoretical frameworks for qualitative inquiry, have sound knowledge of the history and variety of qualitative research methodologies, as well as expertise in a methodological area that would complement the range of existing faculty areas of expertise.

For more information: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/position/21844

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WORK FOR LABOR NOTES!

Labor Notes is accepting applications for two positions as we expand staff in our New York office. We are looking for people with experience in the labor movement and demonstrated capacities as organizational leaders. Start date is in October. A commitment to rank-and-file unionism is a must.

– Organizer

Initial duties will focus on organizing Labor Notes’ biennial Conference April 4-6, 2014. Possible assignments include recruiting individuals and groups to attend, coordinating workshop speakers, dealing with venue and vendors, organizing volunteers, soliciting program book ads, giving scholarships, coordinating interpretation, entertainment and culture, childcare, fundraising before and during, and AV needs onsite.

See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/jobs#sthash.Rhmt7Bps.dpuf

– Assistant Director

Work with Director Mark Brenner to oversee strategic planning, budgeting, project management, staff coordination, and general administration. Lead fundraising, including development of new foundation grants and major donors. Plan and execute promotional campaigns for Labor Notes publications and events, and maintain connections between staff and Labor Notes off-staff leaders. Coordinate with website and database vendors. Coordinate and sometimes facilitate stand-alone trainings and workshops for local unions and caucuses. Build and maintain connections with rank-and-file activists
across the country and key Labor Notes supporters. Travel for organizing and Labor Notes events.

See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/jobs#sthash.Rhmt7Bps.dpuf

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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

 

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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK: UPDATE 14th AUGUST 2013

EVENTS

MINIMUM WAGE POP-UP STREET PARTY

Wednesday Aug. 14

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Corner of St. Dennis Drive and Deauville Ln.

(29 St. Dennis Drive near Don Mills and Eglinton)

The Workers’ Action Centre would like to invite you to our pop-up street party in the heart of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s riding!!

Food, samba music and games!  Free!

Learn more about the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $14!

Get directions and find out more here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/700797496603975/

 

For more info contact: Sonia Singh, sonia@workersactioncentre.org, (416)

531-0778, ext. 221.

For more info about the campaign to raise the minimum wage in Ontario, click

here: http://raisetheminimumwage.ca/

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ESREA ACCESS, LEARNING CAREERS AND IDENTITIES NETWORK CONFERENCE – TIMES OF CHANGE: THE ROLE OF ADULT EDUCATION IN TIMES OF CRISIS 

Conference: 28 – 30 November, 2013

Linköping University, Sweden

Second & Extended Call for Papers: All abstracts for papers, poster sessions, symposiums and round tables to be submitted by 1 September, 2013.

ESREA (European Society for Research on the Education of Adults) is a European scientific society aimed at providing a European-wide forum for all researchers engaged in research focused on the education of adults and adult learning. ESREA promotes research through network meetings, seminars and conferences, a triennial research conference and through publications. (http://www.esrea.org/?l=en)

European societies, and beyond, are currently undergoing a social, economic and political crisis. The ‘crisis’ has had an impact upon adult education at the institutional level in higher education through to community education in terms of cuts and reduced funding in relation to staffing, resources and provision.

This situation reveals a contradiction in lifelong learning policy as education is perceived as the cure for economic problems and increasing economic competitiveness by national governments and the EU. As adults experience turning point moments and transitions in their lives as a result of the crisis many are looking to and accessing learning as a way out of their troubles and a way forward to a better future.

For more information on submitting abstracts or registering for the conference: http://www.liu.se/esrea2013?l=en

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SAVE THE DATE! PUSH BACK, MOVE FORWARD: LEARNING, ORGANISING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY

October 18-19, 2013

Metro Hall

55 John Street, Toronto

A conference for sharing what we know about grassroots organising and learning in our communities.

Sponsored by:

– The Centre for the Study of Education and Work’s Anti-Poverty Community

Organising and Learning project: http://www.apcol.ca

-Toronto Community Development Institute:  http://www.torontocdi.ca

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BUILD YOUR CAPACITY THIS FALL WITH WORKSHOPS FROM THE SOCIAL ECONOMY CENTRE

 

Fall Workshops:

– Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations – Sept 27 & October 4: Kunle Akingbola

– Strategic Fundraising: Securing the Resources You Need – Oct 11th: Suzanne Gibson

– Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations – Nov 15th: Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead

 

Winter Workshops:

– Financial Management in Community Organizations – Jan 10th: Eric Plato

– Managing Compensation in Nonprofits – Feb 17th: Kunle Akingbola

– Social Media in Nonprofit Organizations – March 7th: Sherida Ryan

– Marketing in Non-Profit and Other Social Purpose Organizations – March 28th: Trish Krause

– Overcoming the Greatest Threats to Nonprofit Board Effectiveness – April 18th: Ann Armstrong

– Effective Change Management in Nonprofit Organizations – May 30th: Kunle Akingbola

 

For more information please contact the SEC Workshop Coordinator at secworkshops@gmail.com or visit http://www.socialeconomycentre.ca/workshops.

 

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HIGHLANDER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER HOMECOMING 2013

September 21 & 22, 2013

Highlander Research and Education Center

New Market, Tennessee

 

”From the Civil Rights Movement to the Rebuilding of Our Communities and the Next American Revolution”

With guest of honor Grace Lee Boggs, author, activist, and organizer

Join us for a weekend of conversation, workshops, film, music, food, author discussions, celebrations of the 50th anniversary of civil rights milestones, and more!

Visit http://www.highlandercentre.org for details.

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NEWS & VIEWS

THE FUTURE WE DON’T WANT – ILO DISCUSSION ON “GREEN ECONOMY” IS OUT OF STEP WITH MANY UNIONS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

By Maité Llanos, The Bullet

The “green economy” framework pioneered by United Nations Environment

Programme (UNEP), and largely adopted in “The Future We Want” statement issued by heads of state following Rio+20, was very similar in its essence to the draft Report presented by the ILO for the Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs – Report V: Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs.

In Geneva, UNEP’s “green economy” framework was again the starting point for the discussion. Its main premises were the cornerstone Report V document.

These premises were debated during the annual conference: market-based mechanisms, privatization strategies and corporate-led policies, that it is believed will lead to the creation of decent and green jobs. The results of the discussions in the tripartite Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs (made up of worker, employer and government representatives), now contained in provisional Record 12 of the Committee were much better, in terms of language.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/863.php

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OUR TIMES LABOUR DAY ISSUE SNEAK PREVIEW

In Our Times’ ever-popular Labour Day issue, you’ll find cause for celebration. Read about inspiring young retail workers in Ontario rising up to stop the elimination of their statutory holidays, and hear from an art instructor and first-time negotiator at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, who gives us his frontline perspective on winning a strike. Union retiree Alice West, in Vancouver, shares her memories of growing up union, and feminist, while popular educator Jojo Geronimo launches a discussion about migrant workers and interconnected struggles for justice. Please join us in celebrating Labour Day and workers everywhere.

If you would like to order extra copies of this issue (more than 20) as an education resource for your workshops, conferences or schools, please place your order with our business manager as soon as possible.

Email: office@ourtimes.ca; telephone: 416-703-766, toll free: 1-800-648-6131. Special bulk order prices are available.

http://www.ourtimes.ca

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THE MISSING PIECE: THE FAR-LEFT IN THE WORKPLACE

By David Bush, Rank and File

As the Canadian labour movement stumbles from defeat to defeat in this crisis period it is worth asking why this is the case. What accounts for the trade union movement’s inability to mount an effective political resistance to austerity? Is it the poor and unimaginative leadership? Maybe it is the ossified and inward-looking culture of trade unions? Is it the poor objective conditions of the crisis? Or perhaps it is the culture of docility and defeatism amongst rank and file members resulting from the regular drubbing the working class has taken over past two decades that explains the current state of labour?

Read more: http://rankandfile.ca/2013/08/09/missing-piece/

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THREE POPULAR EDUCATION ARTICLES ON LEADERSHIP, FEMINISM AND EQUALITY IN UNIONS IN CANADA

Posted to the website on “Leadership, Feminism and Equality in Unions in Canada” are three popular articles, suitable for union education.

1. “Making Time for Equality: Women as Leaders in the Canadian Labour Movement” by Linda Briskin, Sue Genge, Margaret McPhail and Marion Pollack. Our Times (Feb/March 2013).

2. “Under the Rainbow: Equality during Times of Austerity” by Linda Briskin, Sue Genge, Margaret McPhail and Marion Pollack. Our Times (April/May 2013).

3. “How to Revitalize Union Women’s Committees: Six Challenges and Six Strategies for Change” by Linda Briskin, Sue Genge, Margaret Mcphail and Marion Pollack. Our Times, June/July 2013.

http://womenunions.apps01.yorku.ca/links/

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THE PRESUMED INNOCENCE OF CAPITALISM AND LAC-MÉGANTIC

By Harry Glasbeek, The Bullet

“If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who creates the darkness.” — Monseigneur Bienvenu in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables

It is always the same. First the shock and horror, then the anger. A terrible environmental disaster inflicted by Beyond Petroleum in the Gulf of Mexico; a horrendous explosion at Union Carbide’s Bhopal plant; a mine disaster, burying people at Westray in Nova Scotia; a factory building collapsing in Bangladesh; a train’s cargo exploding and incinerating people and the city of Lac-Mégantic.

The reasons for the shock and anger are obvious: the burned bodies, destroyed lives and livelihoods, ravaged environments, disrupted communities, misery all round. And each time, sombre-looking politicians and policy-makers walk around the sites, solemnly promise to learn from the event, assuring the stunned public that they will not let it happen again, that heads will roll if legal justice demands it.

Read more: http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/858.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

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