Education

30.03.2020

ETFO members committed to supporting students during this uncertain period

ETFO members committed to supporting students during this uncertain period

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) understands the need for a plan and process for continuous learning for students in Ontario’s public education system during the temporary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ongoing well-being and success of students and that of our public education system is paramount,”… »

16.03.2020

Coronavirus. To cope with fear and anxiety Run This Way school program launch a digital well being campaign

Coronavirus. To cope with fear and anxiety Run This Way school program launch a digital well being campaign

“The request for well-being makes it possible to clarify the wishes for our future, it is similar to the good thoughts that we express through brotherhood and solidarity. We wanted to create a stream of sympathy for the students living difficult moment with their families and friends,” said Anne Farrell,… »

08.03.2020

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. No bargaining dates set by government, ETFO take action Monday

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. No bargaining dates set by government, ETFO take action Monday

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will hold a media conference on Monday March 9 at 2:30 p.m. to announce its next phase of strike action. President Sam Hammond will discuss the fact that ETFO is still waiting for Ford’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce to send his team… »

04.03.2020

Teachers strike in Ontario have tremendous support of the public

Teachers strike in Ontario have tremendous support of the public

“We can credit Ontario’s educators and the tremendous… »

18.02.2020

France. Researchers stand against the commodification of knowledge

France. Researchers stand against the commodification of knowledge

“We need an ambitious, unequal law – yes, unequal, a virtuous and Darwinian law, which encourages the world’s best scientists, teams, laboratories and establishments, a law that harnesses efforts.” These were the controversial words of Antoine Petit, mathematician and director of the CNRS, on November 26, 2019, on the occasion… »

12.02.2020

Elementary and Secondary educators across Ontario will stand up against cuts to Public Education

Elementary and Secondary educators across Ontario will stand up against cuts to Public Education

On Friday, February 21, elementary and secondary teachers and education workers represented by the four major education unions in Ontario will stand up to the Ford government’s education cuts by participating in a one-day walkout across the province. Members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the… »

06.02.2020

Right Livelihood Award Laureates to Focus on Education at Bangkok Conference

Right Livelihood Award Laureates to Focus on Education at Bangkok Conference

More than a dozen Laureates of the Swedish Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize,’ are set to gather in Bangkok for a conference 20-22 February to discuss how education and activism can be linked closer together to inspire the holistic change needed to tackle the world’s… »

20.11.2019

Cultural History

Cultural History

by John Scales Avery Reformed teaching of history Human nature has two sides: It has a dark side, to which nationalism and militarism appeal; but our species also has a genius for cooperation, which we can see in the growth of culture. Our modern civilization has been built up by… »

13.10.2019

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

Elise Boyle Espinosa, University of Aberdeen For The Conversation Kobanî, in the de facto autonomous region of northern Syria known as Rojava, was at the forefront of the battle against Islamic State (IS) back in 2014. With the aid of US airstrikes and Iraqi-trained… »

12.08.2019

Neoliberal Meritocracy, True Lies

Neoliberal Meritocracy, True Lies

In the previous article, “The vicious circle of wealth concentration“, we described the mechanisms of accumulation through which economic power not only accelerates its appropriation of income, but also, because of its dominant position, remains unscathed from traditional methods of wealth redistribution (businessmen vs. wage-earners; tax collection vs. private… »

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