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This essay seeks to bring a more complex-ified perspective and an epistemological critique of the current climate debate, its CO2 reductionism and the risks entailed with the creation of global metrics. 

Given the well-established image of Paulo Freire as a progressive, radical or even revolutionary educator, it may seem preposterous, outrageous or even ridiculous to present him — as we do in this essay — as a conservative thinker and practitioner.

For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden on their parents and their country, and for making them beneficial to the public.

Ever wondered why children are more addicted to television and less addicted to listening to stories? The television uses a very simple dictatorship model to control our lives.

There are a number of stereotypical attributes that are unjustifiably linked to expertise, and it is important to avoid relying on them These stereotypes include age, wealth, maleness, whiteness, self-confidence, credentials, specialization, and techno-elitism.

A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy

The concept of planning embodies the belief that social change can be engineered and directed, produced at will.

A Native American Chief sharing their relationship with nature.
 

Many people use the words “learning” and “education” more or less interchangeably. But a moment’s reflection reveals that they are not at all the same.

Lots of beautiful thoughts from Vinoba Bhave, including a powerful story on Only Teaching.

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Books

Beautifully designed A-Z of the totality of revolutionary youth politics.

In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse.
 

James Scott builds a persuasive case against "development theory" and imperialistic state planning that disregards the values, desires, and objections of its subjects.

Danger: School! is perhaps the world's most subversive cartoon book on education. 

I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant.

School has become the universal church of a technological society, incorporating and transmitting its ideology, shaping men's minds to accept this ideology, and conferring social status in proporti

My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action.

Ivan Illich denotes the term school as institutionalization in not only education but also the other institutions such as hospitals, welfare institutions, police...

A fantastic collection of essays about Deschooling Our Lives.

This is the classic book which has inspired thousands of children and families to walkout of the four walls of schools and reclaim their own learning pathways.

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Films

RE-LEARNING HOPE is the story of Unitierra, an autonomous university in Oaxaca, Mexico that is immersed in, and has emerged from, the social and indigenous movements of the region. 

This is a story of a Blackfoot community in Canada, and how they have re-taken control of their education system within Red Crow Community College. They are part of the Ecoversities Network.

If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children.

The film explores the lives of three families who are making sustainable choices by allowing the children to learn naturally at home, self healing and doing organic farming in three different cities in india.