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.
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.
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 schoolcurriculum. 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
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 schoolcurriculum, including the adoption
of courses of world history and the study of Africa and Asia. Although
of schoolcurriculums has been reduced. Cultural, artistic and
sporting activities have tended to be pushed out by traditional subjects and
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,
On his election in 1997
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 schoolcurriculum 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.
The groups and individuals that
Empire, migration and the 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour
strongly connected to migration. Avril Maddrell argues that
the British schoolcurriculum, for geography in particular, played a
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
placed the picture of the king and queen in Atwood’s
classroom, provided a school library, offered prizes for imperial
essays and influenced the schoolcurriculum. The IODE has been a vital
part of Anglo-Canadian sensibilities, present in the hearts and minds of
But rhetoric has never been enough for the IODE. It has
worked hard to make an impact in education, health and welfare. At its
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
schoolcurriculum can be criticised as producing a bland and conformist
Feminism, anti-colonialism and a forgotten fight for freedom
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 schoolcurriculum was revised to promote female education as matrimonial