• Eventos y noticias,  Idea,  Investigaciones

    COVID-19 and Online Learning in Ontario, Canada

    By Gary Fenn (OSSTF-FEESO)* The conservative provincial government promoted their online learning plan as “continuing education” for students.  In reality, it was emergency remote learning.  The government pushed for more synchronous, livestreamed learning sessions with students, rather than allowing students to work at their own pace in an asynchronous way. The Ontario government, like many other provincial governments in Canada, were praising their ability to deliver high quality education using online tools to students across the province.  What we discovered was that many students disengaged from online learning as inequities emerged, and became exacerbated by moving to a fully online format.  Many students lacked access to reliable internet connections, or did not possess the…

  • Eventos y noticias

    Intercambio 15

    PRIVATIZING TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: SOCIAL RESPONSES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF ALTERNATIVES INTRODUCTION We write the introduction to this issue of Intercambio in the midst of the global health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.We are living a historic moment due to the global character of the pandemic, the number of those infected and those who have died. This health catastrophe has exposed the harm caused by the neoliberal policies that have been applied for more than 30 years, leaving wide open the dismantling of the public, the privatization of health systems, the worsening of living conditions and the prevalence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. The…

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    Labour Conditions, schools infrastructure; remote work: virtual education in the pandemia context

    In CTERA’s recently negotiation process with the Ministery of Labour and the Ministery of Education of Argentina, The teachers, present 12 points about Labour Conditions, schools infrastructure; remote work: virtual education in the pandemia context (respect for privacy, to the load of working hours, to rest and to disconnection); licenses and wages, union and labor rights, work accident coverage and in-service teacher training. Also on the return to the fase-to-face classes, which must be resolved with the consensus of the Education Workers at the national level and in the respective jurisdictions. We share the 11 points of agreement reached by CTERA. Confederation of Education Workers of the Argentine Republic –…

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    Platform capitalism colonizes education

    By Larry Kuehn None of us escape the platforms that dominate our 21st Century lives—whether as shoppers, travelers, consumers of most anything, and in our day to day communications.  Most of us pay little critical attention to the underlying structure of the technology platforms that are integrated into many of our activities. A “platform” when used in the technology field means a digital structure on which a range of services are built.  We tend to pay attention to the particular services we are using, not the nature of the underlying structure that makes up the platform. A critical view of the increasing role of technology platforms in education receives even…

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    Webinar Series

    IDEA Network has launched a series of webinars called Public Education in Times of the Pandemic. Their purpose is to analyze the impact and the state of public education within the context of the pandemic crisis. Several subjects have been selected for their discussion with the organizations, and to advance in the construction of a common agenda for international fight. The series are offered to social, student or popular organizations and unions committed to the defense of Public Education as a social right. Teachers, researchers, university students and the general public, who are interested on the matter, are also invited. Who can participate? Organizations that belong to IDEA Network. Teacher…

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    Teaching to Transform: Intercontinental Meeting of Pedagogies of Emancipation and Resistance to Neoliberalism

    MEMORY OF THE MEETING The Pedagogical Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada in April 2012, had a wide participation of representatives of organizations, teachers and grassroots teachers, students, who participated as delegates from the different countries of America, attended by about 80 people – 27 Latin America, 2 from England, 1 from Africa, 6 from the United States, and Canadians -. With a work carried out from the plenaries, and in working groups, it was possible to have an approach to how efforts are being articulated for the construction of a transformative pedagogy, some of the lines worked were: 1) Indigenous interculturality; 2) Non-sexist pedagogy; 3) Movement of Education for Emancipation.…

  • Educación Indígena

    Exercising word and action is the way to Defend Mother Earth

    The violence of the armed actors and the media propaganda intensify against our people and against the autonomous actions of our Indigenous Guard. Yesterday the army murdered the commoner Fabián Cuetia in Caldono in cold blood and they took our website off the network, to prevent the country from knowing the truth. Once again the official voice of the regime echoes the infamies of the public force. This morning the front page news of El Espectador was: Army says that indigenous people have committed several crimes in Cauca, text where the rest is not important. “According to Colonel Piraquive in the Vereda El Rosario, Siberia, part of the municipality of…

  • Revista Intercambio

    First Intercambio Magazine – June 2008

    Intercambio – Volume 1, Number 1 Contents The standardized testing agenda – Rosemary Lee The case of human rights violations in the “Examen Unico” – Sección Mexicana de la Coalición Trinacionalen Defensa de la Educación Pública The College of Teachers as a Source of Division among Teachers – Larry Kuehn A frustrated attempt to divide the peruvian teaching profession – SUTEP The experience of FREP in formulation and application of A Non-Sexist And Inclusive Educational Proposal – Luzmila Sánchez Cosio and Zoraida I. Aizpurúa Impact of FTAs on public education and the peoples of Central America – Interviews by María Trejos The teaching profession debates and presents proposals for the…

  • Investigaciones

    Effects of 15 Years of Neoliberal Policies on Public Education in the Americas

    IDEA Conference Document, Quito, Ecuador, September-October 1999 Social Network for Public Education in the Americas Carlos Mauricio López Tegucigalpa, Honduras The New Landscape and Context of Decentralized Development According to a study carried out by Dr. Jose Antonio Morales Erlich, a Salvadoran politician, the world today is characterized by three main trends in development: 1.1  – A marked tendency toward unipolar politics, represented by the United States and reinforced by the Cold War 1.2  – A tendency toward economic multipolarity in different parts of the world, promoting a rupture in national markets in order to give way to globalization of the economy 1.3  – A generalized tendency toward “modernization” of…