Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities
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Antonio Gramsci: A Pedagogy to Change the World - Social Theory Applied

Antonio Gramsci: A Pedagogy to Change the World - Social Theory Applied | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Imprisoned by a regime that, by 1930, enjoyed a wide consensus, Antonio Gramsci had an overarching concern while writing the Prison Notebooks: he wanted to
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Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can?

Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can? | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Wages are down and unions are weaker than ever, but still the myth that education can fix poverty persists. Unions are weak. Wage growth is non-existent. Plutocrats have all the power. And yet the myth that education is all we need to finally "fix" poverty persists. AlterNet education editor Jennifer Berkshire talks with historian Harvey Kantor about how the US gave up on the idea of responding to poverty directly, instead making public schools the answer to poverty. Hint: it all starts in the 1960s with the advent of the Great Society programs.
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Young People and Citizenship in Western Sydney

Young People and Citizenship in Western Sydney | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
My approach to researching citizenship is to look at 'cultures of citizenship': that is, I am interested in the everyday engagement of citizenship processes. As such, I want to understand if people are engaged? Do they feel empowered? What happens when people disengage?

As it is not a legal or political focus, I include 'not-citizen citizens'
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Democracy is dying – and it’s startling how few people are worried | Paul Mason

Democracy is dying – and it’s startling how few people are worried | Paul Mason | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
There is a concerted and combined effort by the likes of Putin, Erdoğan and Trump to hollow out democracy. To stop them, we must change how we view the world
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A Berkeley professor says preschoolers need the academic skills parents are rebelling against

A Berkeley professor says preschoolers need the academic skills parents are rebelling against | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
For parents with means, selecting a preschool can feel nearly as onerous as choosing a college. Elite and competitive preschools abound, especially in the US, with parents picking apart their pedagogies—Reggio Emilia or Montessori? Waldorf or YMCA?—to figure out which might later clinch their child's academic success (and make them happy, well-rounded human beings)
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Want to teach ethical fashion to kids? Here's how

Want to teach ethical fashion to kids? Here's how | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The clothing industry can harm people and the environment. But schools are in a position to help bring about change
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The Left Must Save Labour

The Left Must Save Labour | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The British left's task isn't to win the next general election — it's to fight for the survival of the Labour Party itself.
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Is long service leave out of reach for Gen Y? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Ten Veteran Organizers on the Key to Effective Activism

Ten Veteran Organizers on the Key to Effective Activism | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
"Nothing ever changes in Washington—or at any level of government—until regular people stand up and demand change."
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These democratically-minded sixth graders take mock elections seriously

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Catholic students barred from casual clothes day unless parents oppose Gonski 2.0

Catholic students barred from casual clothes day unless parents oppose Gonski 2.0 | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A Melbourne school has barred kids from casual clothes day unless their parents oppose Gonski.
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You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis

You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The system should not be overthrown, but we should face up to its flaws.
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Teaching in England is not 'interesting' enough, says Pisa boss

Teaching in England is not 'interesting' enough, says Pisa boss | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Making teaching attractive is not only about pay, it's about creating an 'intellectually attractive' profession, according to the OECD's Andreas Schleicher
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Here's Why Right Now Is The Most Critical Part Of The Same-Sex Marriage Survey

Here's Why Right Now Is The Most Critical Part Of The Same-Sex Marriage Survey | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
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I’m a Marxist – we are misunderstood on both the left and right

I’m a Marxist – we are misunderstood on both the left and right | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
In these days of identity politics, the ideology remains refreshingly bracing in its view of the world.
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The American Dream Is Fading For Millions Of Freelancers. Portable Benefits Could Save It

The American Dream Is Fading For Millions Of Freelancers. Portable Benefits Could Save It | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Senator Mark R. Warner says the U.S. needs a fresh wave of innovation around how benefits are delivered in the modern workforce. “We’re already behind the curve.”
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Study opens new pathways for the future of education unions

Study opens new pathways for the future of education unions | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
A new report by Education International looks at the empowerment and development of the teaching profession through best-practice examples of union renewal, organisation and growth.
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'Nobody should earn more than £200k for running an academy chain. It's an insult to education'

'Nobody should earn more than £200k for running an academy chain. It's an insult to education' | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
At a time of funding cuts and pay freezes, the pay packets of certain MAT CEOs is an obscenity, writes one veteran head
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Union demands end of teacher pay cap as inflation outstrips earnings

Union demands end of teacher pay cap as inflation outstrips earnings | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
As inflation outstrips earnings, recommendations from teacher pay body the STRB are expected 'within a month or two'
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How the Frankfurt School diagnosed the ills of Western civilisation – Stuart Walton | Aeon Essays

How the Frankfurt School diagnosed the ills of Western civilisation – Stuart Walton | Aeon Essays | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The Frankfurt school argued that reason is dangerous, mass culture deadening, and the Enlightenment a disaster. Were they right?
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A Micro-Communist Utopia in Spain

A Micro-Communist Utopia in Spain | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
The small pueblo of Marinaleda has no police, no mortgages and full employment.
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Bosses are still shouting at workers: survey

Bosses are still shouting at workers: survey | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Does your boss scream at you at work? You may not be alone.
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Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own

Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | Scoop.it
Trump’s tax break was not enough. Truly addressing the plight of the American working class means confronting the problems of global capitalism.
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Student, 11, accuses school of committing war crime in breach of Geneva Convention - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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