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July 2009 News Posts (2)

An inspiring story about using a rights-based, child-centered approach in education and creating positive change

Please find below the link to an inspiring story from the U.K. about using a rights-based approach in education, empowering children, and bringing about positive change in a short period". I find this a good example that child-centered approaches really work and make a difference.

Rights and responsibilities: a child's view

One junior school's approach to introducing human rights into the curriculum has had remarkable results. The question now is how this can be extended to all… Continue

Added by François Legault on July 16, 2009 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

"This is How they Tortured Me" - Grim tales of residential school abuse compiled by Tofino author

I found this book review on the Tyee (an independent e-newspaper from Vancouver). The book is entitled "First Nations and the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition" by Jacqueline Windh and Alfred Hendricks and is a compilation of residential school stories gathered by Windh while living in the Tofino area.

Windh developed a friendship with the First Nations community in Tofino and eventually was able to listen and record residential school stories from the people who experienced… Continue

Added by Elise on July 15, 2009 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

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