Education

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…

Arming teachers – an effective security measure or a false sense of security?

In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some elected officials are making calls anew for teachers to be armed and trained to use firearms to protect the nation’s schools. To shine light on the matter, The Conversation reached out…

Coexistence means taking charge of conflicts

Acts of violence in school contexts have gained public relevance through the media and social networks. Some say that today we are seeing behaviour that was normalised and made invisible, others attribute it to a lack of socialisation as a…

Achieving peace is best protection for children in Ukraine: Chinese envoy

“China once again calls on all parties to stay rational and exercise restraint, transcend prejudice and divisions, and make unremitting efforts for the early resolution of the crisis in Ukraine and for children to enjoy a peaceful future,” says Dai…

Educating by example

In a world where discourse is increasingly distanced from behaviour, the phrase once uttered by Albert Einstein becomes relevant: “Educating by example is not one way of educating, it is the only way”. Educating and teaching are two words that…

Greece, mission accomplished. Still I Rise fulfills its educational goal in Samos

Lessons at Mazì center will end in mid-May, but the organization will continue its advocacy work in the country. A needs assessment is ongoing on mainland Greece, with the aim of a possible relocation of the educational project, if needed.…

Youth and Adult Education: A Pending Issue in Ecuador and in the Region

In June 2022, the 7th International Adult Education Conference CONFINTEA VII will be held in Morocco. There, some 1,000 participants will discuss effective adult learning and education policies from the perspective of Lifelong Learning and taking into account the United…

Saving our schools starts with spending less on the military

A kid spit on my husband Patrick yesterday. That sentence just keeps running through my head. The student was up on a windowsill at school and, when instructed to come down, he spit. By Frida Berrigan It’s part of Patrick’s…

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