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Dominique Marshall

For two decades, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) prepared pedagogical materials for Canadian schools. This article reviews the role of visual media in the hundreds of publications prepared for Development Education. Samples collected by Marc Rockbrune, Distribution Clerk responsible for their expedition in schools, libraries, and homes, and donated in 2016 to Carleton University Archives and Research Collections, are read with the help of the ‘psychopedagogical guides’ prepared by CIDA, and the testimonies of two workers of the agency linked to their preparation and dissemination: Mary Bramley, curator of the International Development Photo Library, and Rockbrune himself. Prepared with a large measure of autonomy by a sizeable team of visual artists, designers, and third world reformers, the program outreach was large, and its popularity strong. The expected and effective roles of visual media in the history of this short-lived institution of Development Education is explored to suggest elements of understanding of their impact on a generation of Canadian children and youth.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Theatre and the politics of engagement
Author: Simon Parry

This book is about science in theatre and performance. It explores how theatre and performance engage with emerging scientific themes from artificial intelligence to genetics and climate change. The book covers a wide range of performance forms from the spectacle of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony to Broadway musicals, from experimental contemporary performance and opera to educational theatre, Somali poetic drama and grime videos. It features work by pioneering companies including Gob Squad, Headlong Theatre and Theatre of Debate as well as offering fresh analysis of global blockbusters such as Wicked and Urinetown. The book offers detailed description and analysis of theatre and performance practices as well as broader commentary on the politics of theatre as public engagement with science. It documents important examples of collaborative practice with extended discussion of the Theatre of Debate process developed by Y Touring theatre company, exploration of bilingual theatre-making in East London and an account of how grime MCs and dermatologists ended up making a film together in Birmingham. The interdisciplinary approach draws on contemporary research in theatre and performance studies in combination with key ideas from science studies. It shows how theatre can offer important perspectives on what the philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers has called ‘cosmopolitics’. The book argues that theatre can flatten knowledge hierarchies and hold together different ways of knowing.

The social sphere
Ami Pedahzur

been presented almost exclusively with the narrow procedural perspective of this subject. 17 The primary goal was to establish the subject ‘The Polity of the State of Israel’ as the core field of the school curriculum. The topics constituting this educational chapter in effect merely displayed the formal ‘appearance’ of Israeli democracy: the proclamation of independence, legislative and judicial proceedings, elections procedures, the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) and the government. Even when attempts were made to broach more substantial questions, such as the

in The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence
Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples
David Killingray

entitled Race Relations and the School , produced by a committee of six educationalists, including Kenneth Little, with a foreword provided by the historian G. P. Gooch. 49 This critically examined school textbooks, and went on to advocate radical changes in the elementary and secondary school curriculum, including the adoption of courses of world history and the study of Africa and Asia. Although well

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Neil McNaughton

of school curriculums has been reduced. Cultural, artistic and sporting activities have tended to be pushed out by traditional subjects and teaching methods. 3 While league tables and testing have allowed parents to judge between schools, the system has been divisive. Low-performing schools have been starved of better pupils and so find it difficult to improve. 4 Regular testing has placed increasing stresses on the children. It has been said that testing has introduced ‘selection by stealth’. NEW LABOUR: EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION On his election in 1997

in Understanding British and European political issues
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Competing claims to national identity
Alex J. Bellamy

imposed on schools, bureaucracies and the media. This was reinforced with the message that all good Croats should speak as the President did. Only a few actually changed the way they spoke, although most Croats did begin to label their language ‘Croatian’. Moreover, the school curriculum was challenged by parents and organisations such as the OSI who wished to see a more balanced and less atavistic approach to the teaching of history and literature. MUP_Bellamy_08_Ch7 177 9/3/03, 9:38 T   C   178 The groups and individuals that

in The formation of Croatian national identity
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Empire, migration and the 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour
Katie Pickles

strongly connected to migration. Avril Maddrell argues that the British school curriculum, for geography in particular, played a part in encouraging migration. The 1928 Schoolgirl Tour took place in the context of school texts that, Maddrell suggests, imparted information about different parts of the Empire and linked to migration through the travel of schoolchildren. 8 The

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Katie Pickles

placed the picture of the king and queen in Atwood’s classroom, provided a school library, offered prizes for imperial essays and influenced the school curriculum. The IODE has been a vital part of Anglo-Canadian sensibilities, present in the hearts and minds of Canadians. But rhetoric has never been enough for the IODE. It has worked hard to make an impact in education, health and welfare. At its

in Female imperialism and national identity
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

the state may deprive their members and clients of ‘ownership’ of those bodies. The vital role of voluntary associations as potential critics of government policy is also blunted if their criticism leads to a withdrawal of state funding, or, even more seriously, of access to the locus of power. Moreover, imposing citizenship on the school curriculum can be criticised as producing a bland and conformist

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Feminism, anti-colonialism and a forgotten fight for freedom
Alison Donnell

perceived only to be missing the point. The fact that Jamaica was not ready to listen to her calls was evident in other ways too. The wider field of state power after 1938 still functioned as a powerful agency of patriarchal power. Married women were not allowed to pursue careers as civil servants, the school curriculum was revised to promote female education as matrimonial

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain