Education

School and the truth

In order not to make the same mistakes or fall into the traps that have dehumanised us to death and beyond, Colombia’s children and young people need to know what happened to us, why it happened to us and how…

Argentina: Students and teachers join forces to fight for public education

On Wednesday and Thursday, June 22nd and 23rd, teachers and students from Villa Fiorito’s Instituto Superior de Formación Docente (ISFD) N° 103 demonstrated in the streets to demand safety, among other benefits for the educational tasks of the institution they…

Philippines adopts rights-based education

By Perfecto Caparas The Philippine Department of Education recently issued a policy adopting “rights-based education” as its basic framework for kindergarten to high school students. Titled “Child Rights Policy: Adopting The Rights-Based Education Framework In Philippine Basic Education,” the DepEd…

Competition is poisoning our hearts

Since the social outburst of October 2019, our country has been on a rollercoaster of events and emotions. Democracy has shown signs of strength because the institutions have fulfilled their role, but it has also shown a dark side in…

More than 200 million children in need of help to study

The number of children affected by crises and in need of urgent education assistance is rising at an alarming rate, from 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today, the United Nations education in emergencies fund warned on Tuesday 21.…

A Dialogue with Edicio dela Torre: On Democratization

As founder and president of the Education for Life Foundation, Edicio dela Torre synthesizes and applies Paulo Freire’s dialogical and problem-posing approaches, N.F.S. Grundtvig’s folk school, and Filipino psychology and traditions towards grassroots empowerment for social justice, human rights, and…

Losing the fear of saying “I don’t know”.

One of the most recurrent assumptions in the educational paradigm has to do with the fact that knowledge is contained in teachers, and the truth is that, although they have specialised in certain areas of knowledge, like everyone else, they…

Public education is a priority for the government

The 1833 Political Constitution of the Republic of Chile, drafted and approved only fifteen years afterwards after the country had won its independence from the Spanish crown on the battlefield at Maipú, makes explicit reference to education in its Article…

Freedom expands hand in hand with education

At the beginning of our era, access to knowledge was restricted to small power groups composed of men. Women and the general population did not have access to education. It was not until the 19th century that states began to…

Vatican hatred” and Russophobia

“The hatred of the Vatican” is not a quote from a publication on the Croatian genocide against the Serbs between 1941-1945. It is a phrase used by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder in his novel “The Bridge of San…

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