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Becoming the Writer: Cultural Literacy

When you start to write, you are putting on the socially significant role of The Storyteller (there ought to be a Tarot card for that.) It’s a little like being a schoolteacher. 569 more words

Writing

The Show: July 11, 2016

When you realize that an experience you think is unique to you or the people exactly like you is shared by more people than you thought, it has a chance to really change your perspective. 238 more words

The Show

Cultural Literacy Emerges at Youth Parliament

Originally published on the YMCA’s Youth Press Gallery site.

By Rebekah Andrews

Cultural illiteracy was brought into the public sphere last week after six students from Mount Alexander Shire took part in the YMCA’s 30th year of Youth Parliament. 928 more words

Journalism

Ending Racism is Crucial to Mount Alexander Shire Participants

Originally published on the YMCA’s Press Gallery Website.

By Rebekah Andrews

Cultural illiteracy is a significant problem in Victoria, which is why six students from Mount Alexander Shire fought for it at State Parliament today, participating in the YMCA’s Victorian Youth Parliament program. 351 more words

Journalism

Memory and Liberal Education

This is the text of a talk I gave today at a conference on liberal education.

Liberal education aims for broad knowledge, so that students can gain a connected view of things, so that they can see the wood for the trees, so that they can escape the trap of being stuck in the present with no points of reference in the past, or the trap of being stuck in one place without points of reference around the globe. 662 more words

Teaching

Harvard Classics: An Education on a Bookshelf

They are little remembered today, but they were a publishing sensation in the early 20th century and sold almost half a million copies.

The Harvard Classics… 432 more words

History