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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF EDUCATION AND WORK – UPDATE 22nd AUGUST 2011

EVENTS

DAYCARE ACTION ORGANIZING MEETING

Tuesday, September 6
6:30 – 8 pm
Sanderson Library (Dundas and Bathurst)
Toronto

Ford’s City government is looking to slash daycare funding at the end of September! As parents, we’re all too aware that daycare is already in crisis; yet we are facing potential cuts of 2000 desperately needed subsidies, privatization of city-run daycares, an end to quality control inspections, and cuts to wage and rent subsidies for existing daycare facilities.

Let’s show the City that our children’s needs are non-negotiable!
Please join us for an emergency daycare demonstration organizing meeting!

* Childcare will be provided
* Wheelchair accessible
* All are welcome, and those directly effected are strongly encouraged to attend

Organized in conjunction with broader Stop the Cuts Coalition Efforts.

For more information please contact:
Sarah Vance at vance.sarahj@gmail.com
(Parent of a child at Brock Early Learning Centre and member of Davenport-Perth Stop the Cuts Committee)

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NEWS & VIEWS

REPORT: “UNDER THE RADAR: POPULAR EDUCATION IN NORTH AMERICA”

by Drick Boyd, Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Eastern University

During his sabbatical in the spring of 2011 Drick Boyd set out to learn about the current work of popular educators in North America. with two objectives: First, to see what was actually happening on the ground in the world of popular education, and two, to use the knowledge gathered from the research to develop a start-up plan for a popular education center in the city of Philadelphia where he lives and works.

In the course of his research he interviewed 25 popular educators either in person or by phone, and perused over 30 websites for popular education-type organizations. He writes in the short version of his final report

Amidst all the insights and analysis in longer versions of this report, the results of my study can be summed up this way: “Popular education in North America today involves a vast network of highly skilled and dedicated individuals and organizations operating in a variety of settings doing their work tirelessly and without much reward or notice. …if my research is at all accurate, even so popular education is part of a dynamic progressive social movement that is resisting oppression, fighting injustice, and bringing hope to people in communities large and small.”

To see the report, email Drick Boyd at dboyd@eastern.edu

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VIDEO: THE TAX CUTS QUIZ – STREETS OF TORONTO

Can you guess the right answers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYro5JUI1EU&feature=share

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REPORT: BLEEDING HEARTS AND HEADS

By Sherri Torjman and Ken Battle, Caledon Institute

There is no excuse for the shocking violence taking place on the streets of London. The rioters and looters have destroyed the livelihoods and lives of many innocent people.

While there are no excuses, there certainly are explanations for these angry rampages.

For years, a burgeoning body of international literature has been warning about the potential unrest bubbling beneath the surface of so-called “prosperous” societies. Exhaustive evidence from around the world leads to the same conclusion: Extreme inequality is bad for both individuals and nations. Governments have a crucial role to play in fighting the growing gap… Implementing measures that target social exclusion is equally important…Those who write off social exclusion as a “woolly concept” of concern only to bleeding hearts must now pay attention − to the bleeding heads on the streets.

Read more: http://www.caledoninst.org/Publications/PDF/957ENG.pdf

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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

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