gaps in achievement...
what an idea. what a concept. what is it though?
Well, there are many definitions where 'experts' in their 'expert-isms' will carefully define what it is they are referring to when commenting on 'gaps in achievement'.
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....I say, ummmmmmmm (my face frowns, eyes squint, my finger carefully rests between my two brows).... I say to myself......"Nope. These folks 'experts' are not absolutely wrong, but they are off base, there… Continue
Added by Kelly Clark on November 30, 2008 at 12:34pm —
I recently saw Iron Jawed Angels
, an HBO film about Alice Paul and the second wave of suffragists that ultimately won the vote. While it was no Gandhi
, it was a great dramatization of the politics… Continue
Added by Gina Bianchini on November 29, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I'm reading the outstanding book, Nixonland,
by Rob Perlstein. It's subtitle is "The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America" and does a great job of providing the larger context for the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and, as the title says, the fracturing of America.
Sometimes I think with the lens of… Continue
Added by Gina Bianchini on November 29, 2008 at 3:30pm —
sJ for younger students.........the importance is basic, simple, and contingent.
If we absolutely wish for a more 'just' world, then our efforts in citizenship has to come through teaching sJ to a young audience. A younger audience gives a chance for ideas to grow through time.....
Focus on older students is nice, appropriate, but perhaps the late.
Added by Kelly Clark on November 27, 2008 at 12:34pm —
What does social Justice mean to the individual? How does sJ translate into your world, your daily interactions with others?
Added by Kelly Clark on November 22, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Let me start by acknowledging Alice Bosley’s first posting and her thoughtful coverage of making Gandhi’s message accessible to a younger generation. I too believe that one of the most pressing Gandhian matters of the 21st century will be discovering new ways of presenting the ideas of Gandhi in order to make them accessible to the younger generation. This work is of vital importance because many of the pressing global issues that we face today (sustainability, reconciliation, prejudice,… Continue
Added by Jordan Hill on November 20, 2008 at 4:15pm —
Earlier this year, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey came to speak about his time in office and the tactics he has used to change Newark from one of America’s ‘worst’ cities to an up-and-coming cultural center. A relaxed Stanford, grad, Booker has spent the last ten-ish years of his life working to enact change on the streets of Newark. I could write forever about how amazing Mayor Booker is, but instead I’ll just give some examples of how, by ‘being the change,’ Mayor Booker has shown us… Continue
Added by Alice Bosley on November 3, 2008 at 2:00pm —
When I was in India, I got the chance to have many long talks with Prasad Sarvodaya about whether many of Gandhi’s ideas of nonviolence were still viable in the modern world. Prasad believed that many of Gandhi’s strongly held beliefs, about homespun clothing, nonviolent lifestyles, city life, etc, could and should still be used in the modern day and by the younger generations. Is the best way to promote nonviolence in the younger generation encouraging them to spin their own clothes and live… Continue
Added by Alice Bosley on November 3, 2008 at 1:00pm —
One of the ideas that stuck with me the most from our India seminar was an idea that Professor Carson brought up during one of the speeches on Martin Luther King that he gave during the trip- the idea of ‘Great Man Syndrome’. There’s a tendency for us to remember the “great man” that was at the head of a movement rather than the grassroots movement that occurred simultaneously. This has happened for Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, and it definitely happened for Gandhi and the… Continue
Added by Alice Bosley on November 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
As I sit in my comfortable, (cool) American room reflecting on my three-week Overseas Seminar to India this summer, I find it not only hard to decipher what I came away from the trip with, but also to believe that the trip ever even happened. The days of Indian-style toilets, bucket showers, and constant stomach troubles seem so distant and out of place in the environment I’m in now that I find it hard to bring myself to remember those days. There is one thing I know for sure: I got more out of… Continue
Added by Alice Bosley on November 2, 2008 at 11:30pm —