Facilitation as creative bricolage: opening participatory democracy’s black box By TOM WAKEFORD and MICHEL PIMBERT

With our Indian collaborators we embarked on a creative campaign to defend the integrity of a process that had provided a platform for the informed views of some of the most marginalised rural people in India. It was not a comfortable experience for either of us. Participatory and action research processes are part of a […]

How to Register and Blog

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This is a moment of true greatness, the best thing you’ll see all day. This shit takes flight: September 5th, 2013, Raleigh, NC – As Walmart workers petition managers to reinstate employees who have been unfairly treated, a flash mob breaks out. I wish I’d have witnessed this in person, but it’s thrilling just to […]

Transgender children: How to handle the transition

Todd van der Heyden interviews Kris Wells about transgender children. Click here to watch the video.

The Politics of Calling for No Politics

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (HBO Documentaries, 2013) offers a window into the intersections of music, religion, and politics in the context of Vladimir Putin’s Russia: On Feb. 21, 2012, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, donning their colorful trademark balaclavas, or ski masks, participated in a 40-second “punk prayer protest” on the altar […]

Youth In Revolt: A Conversation with Henry Giroux

Most recent interview with Henry Giroux. Be sure to check out my most recent blogs added to the sites resources section, in the Pedagogy and Teaching folder: “America’s Descent Into Madness” (2013) by Henry Giroux in CounterPunch (Web) HTML Document “When Schools Become Dead Zones of Imagination” (2013) by Henry Giroux in TruthDig (Web) HTML […]

Bienvenue, Ciao, Welcome…..back to everyone

Hi, consider this a quick test blog, but we are up and running as a completely new entity, and hope you recreate your login and begin blogging again. Our videos are all on our own Vimeo channel now, and our journals are almost up to date.  Taboo:  The Journal of Culture and Education has a […]

Henry A. Giroux | When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto

Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. Martin Luther King, Jr. If the […]

Things that matter this week. Read and pass ‘em on. Oakland

Oakland Local’s traffic has basically exploded since the redesign of the site and some tweaks to our editorial approach. We had the number of visits double between April and June, and the number of unique visitors go up by 60% Our time spent metrics, on average, went from 1:49 minutes to 2.26 minutes and the […]

Unlocking Silent Histories

        We are pleased to announce that Donna DeGennaro’s fundraising campaign has reached its goal! This project allows an amazing group of youth use video and storytelling skills to tell their histories and culture. How did I get here? Unlocking Silent Histories will be the first of many youth-created documentaries.  My name […]