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Reflections on Illich 04: Why so long to do such simple stuff (and then get it wrong at the end of the process)

Illich, I. (1970). Deschooling Society. Cuernavaca, Mexico: CIDOC.  Downloadable from: http://www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

pp. 13-14  “There are very few skills that cannot be mastered by intensive drill over a relatively short time at a cost far less than the cost of 12 years of schooling.” 527 more words

Ivan Illich

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This quick, easy and convenient method provides students with 24/7 access to browse and select classes, register in real time, pay via credit or debit card and receive immediate email registration confirmation. 795 more words


An Ex-English Teacher's Advice to Parents: Tips for Growing Readers!

Dear Courtney,

Fall is a bittersweet time for me.  This is my second fall not returning to work as a middle school English teacher, and as friends post pictures of their classrooms or of carts filled with school supplies, I can’t help but feel flashes of envy.  1,822 more words

Henry Savery: The Hermit of Van Diemen's Land

Our Tasmanian editor, Rachel Edwards investigates the origin of the first published Australian novel, its distant legacy and the state of literacy today.

In 1825 a chap called Henry Savery, who had been sentenced for forgery was transported to Van Diemen’s land. 535 more words

Ghanaians and Reading, Kids and Literacy

Sigh. I don’t like speaking about such deep things when it comes to my country, because I’m very naïve and the issues I form opinions about are usually ‘beyond me’ and my ability to grasp or understand. 1,358 more words

NAPLAN results and your cub

NAPLAN results were released amidst much controversy due in part to the steep drop in literacy levels.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Monday 18 August, that this drop in the writing discipline occurred after schools were not given advance notice of the test content. 514 more words