Education’s enduring prejudices: disability at the door

September 29, 2009

Angela Valeo’s absolutely wonderful paperEducation’s enduring prejudices: disability at the door has just been published in Learning Inquiry, a journal I co-edit with jeremy: Abstract  Ontario’s current education system is struggling with the task of fully including children with disabilities in the regular classrooms of their neighbourhood school. While many educators understand that it is wrong […]

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Interesting World Leaders & the Obamas – a gallery on Flickr

September 28, 2009

I created this gallery on flickr: Interesting World Leaders & the Obamas – a gallery on Flickr and then today I got the following note from flickr… Come on… aren’t these great shots?

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How A Feminist Found Her Sexism

September 27, 2009

On The Issues Magazine: Summer 2009: How A Feminist Found Her Sexism by Helen Boyd seems like a very open and honest self-exploration on topics and issues that people don’t often or don’t often have to challenge… Thanks to KM for the ref to it. It’s been a surprise to find out what a sexist […]

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iNudge

September 27, 2009

iNudge Rules. It reminds me of the great leonide.de exploratorium of years ago that I was obsessed with. This is my little version of patterns. You click on the boxes in the right column to see the patterns, and in the lower left is the volume curve. If it is dark but the button below […]

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Video Released By Autism Speaks Outrages Autistics

September 27, 2009

If this video does anything, it makes the autistic child look like a lost victim of a plague that wasn’t caught in time, the parents failures for not ‘catching it in time’ and the autistic community a group of pariahs. It uses scare tactics and I feel veiled threats that feel to me more like […]

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Mr Pants and flowers

September 26, 2009

Mr Pants and flowers, originally uploaded by jasonnolan.

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Pull the plug on Pandas, declares BBC man

September 22, 2009

Pull the plug on Pandas, declares BBC man and he has a point that some would agree with. Death with dignity… and his comments on humans? Heee heee. Irresponsibly witty. A BBC wildlife presenter has come off with a novel approach to saving the Giant Panda – don’t bother. Chris Packham, who is all set […]

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AFP: France may slap warning on retouched fashion photos

September 22, 2009

YAY France. THis is the coolest thing I’ve heard in months. Such an amazing and proactive stance. Thank you. AFP: France may slap warning on retouched fashion photos PARIS — French parliamentarians concerned by eating disorders and body image want a warning slapped on ads and fashion photos that are digitally enhanced to make models […]

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Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum – Ars Technica

September 19, 2009

Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum – Ars Technica School kids in America could certainly stand to learn about copyright in the classroom—it’s a fascinating topic that increasingly impacts the life of every “digital native” and intersects with law, history, art, and technology. But should they be exposed to industry-funded materials meant to teach […]

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Please Stand By – Nick’s Crusade

September 18, 2009

Please Stand By has a great picture of my friend nick, finally home with Aleja after 378 days in hospital. I’m sure the last think they want to bother with is being inspirational, but they both are inspirational to me. Not for any magical hollywood reason but for a myriad of very practical and human […]

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