Empowering Teaching: Challenging Hierarchies For Social Justice (Book Review)

Marybeth Gasman reviews the new book, “Disrupting Hierarchy in Education: Students and Teachers Collaborating for Social Change,” observing that the editors draw on Freire’s work but are also critical of it. Unlike the well known author and theorist, they weave race into their analysis rather than dealing with it indirectly or centering class related issues primarily as Freire did.

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Mesa Técnica: El Recorrido de un Trabajo en Equipo por la Paz en la Ciudad de Ibague, Colombia

La mesa técnica de construcción de paz y convivencia escolar es un esfuerzo de un trabajo en equipo liderado por docentes orientadores de la ciudad de Ibagué, Colombia, mediante propuestas de proyectos en beneficio de las instituciones educativas enfocado al fortalecimiento del capital social de la ciudad. La mesa ha realizado en estos años de funcionamiento una cartografía social, estado del arte, aplicativo web para que los docentes implementen guías didácticas en sus asignaturas, un documento de lineamientos de política pública y la recolección de historias de vida sobre gestos de paz que ocurren en las instituciones educativas de la ciudad.

(Technical Table: The Journey of Teamwork for Peace in the City of Ibague, Colombia) The technical table for peace building and school coexistence is a team effort led by guidance teachers from the city of Ibagué, Colombia, through project proposals for the benefit of educational institutions focused on strengthening the social capital of the city. In these years of operation, the table has carried out a social cartography, state of the art, a web application for teachers to implement teaching guides in their subjects, a document of public policy guidelines and the collection of life stories about gestures of peace that occur in the city’s educational institutions.

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The Archbishop of Seoul wants to invite North Korean youth to World Youth Day 2027

Archbishop Soon-taick Chung suggested that North Korean children be invited to World Youth Day, held in Seoul. His announcement was made at the Eighth Korean Peninsula Peace-Sharing Forum, which addressed the most pressing issues arising from the 70th anniversary of the armistice. Involving young people in the ways of reconciliation is a challenge.

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Webinar video of Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

On March 18 a special Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event was held in Honor of Dr. Betty A. Reardon. The event highlighted the complex links between militarism, poverty, and climate change through a feminist security lens. Video is now available.

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