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Bill Brydon

Language Rights: The "Cinderella" Human Right - Journal of Human Rights - Volume 10, Is... - 0 views

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    In the last 60 years, we have seen the growing development and articulation of human rights, particularly within international law and within and across supranational organizations. However, in that period, the right to maintain one's language(s), without discrimination, remains peculiarly underrepresented and/or problematized as a key human right. This is primarily because the recognition of language rights presupposes recognizing the importance of wider group memberships and social contexts; conceptions that ostensibly militate against the primacy of individual rights in the post-Second World War era. Drawing on theoretical debates in political theory and international law, as well as the substantive empirical example of Catalonia, this article argues that language rights can and should be recognized as an important human right.
Bill Brydon

Development of Disruptive Open Access Journals | Anderson | Canadian Journal of Higher ... - 0 views

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    Open access (OA) publication has emerged, with disruptive effects, as a major outlet for scholarly publication. OA publication is usually associated with on-line distribution and provides access to scholarly publications to anyone, anywhere-regardless of their ability to pay subscription fees or their association with an educational institution. The article overviews the growth and impact of OA publication in Canada and elsewhere. The article also presents a case study of the evolution over its first nine years of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education (IRRODL). IRRODL has become the most widely read and widely cited journal in the distance education and open learning community, yet it continues to struggle for recognition by some academics, funding, and rating organizations.
Bill Brydon

EDUCATION-SOUTH AFRICA: 'We Need All Hands on Deck to Solve The Crisis' - 0 views

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    Outcomes Based Eeducation focuses on the development of critical thinking and it demands that the student does a lot of work himself.
Bill Brydon

Private Canadian education firm buys community college and expands existing l... - 0 views

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    CIBT, "over 250 million workers from rural China are gradually migrating to the coastal and urban cities of China in search of better paying jobs to improve their standard of living. These workers will require extensive vocational re-training
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Gil's challenge: Reconciling counter-culture with copyright - 0 views

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    The timing of Gil's visit to Canada is serendipitous, since this country is undergoing its own copyright upheaval. Under pressure from record labels, movie studios and software companies, the federal government was ready to pass an updated Copyright Act.
Bill Brydon

The 'Lapham's' Index - 0 views

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    Lapham's zeal to combat the creeping debasement of truth in the culture, combined with his passion for history, drove him to leave Harper's after nearly thirty years and found Lapham's Quarterly. The Quarterly is billed as a historical journal and looks s
Bill Brydon

Nonline community: freedom, education, the net Open Democracy - 0 views

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    Both governments and zealous cyber-enthusiasts champion the internet's educational and political potential. The danger that results is a policy of techno-compulsion that undermines citizens' autonomy. There is a better way, says Dougald Hine.
Bill Brydon

Growing -- and Defining -- 'Global Studies' :: Inside Higher Ed Elizabeth Redden - 0 views

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    Steve Witt "I would urge us to think of global studies as much more than warmed-over IR and much more than renamed international studies. But what does that mean? Where does that leave us?"
Bill Brydon

Global Voices Online » Are languages free? Thoughts on the International Moth... - 0 views

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    Global Voices Online also supports and promotes the diversity of languages. Its Lingua project translates the contents of its main English page in a dozen languages. http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/lingua/
Bill Brydon

SCIENCE: Deposing the Tyranny of English - 0 views

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    "People like Einstein would be overlooked," Ulrich Ammon, of the University of Dulsburg-Essen in Germany, told IPS. Einstein never learned to speak English well and if a young scientist today, he would be excluded from publishing and recognition. The glob
Bill Brydon

Revisiting the Question of Evidence -- Dimitriadis 8 (1): 3 -- Cultural Studies Critic... - 0 views

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    The Right has done much of its work in the name of scientific "objectivity," wildly deploying a popular discourse around "the real world" to achieve a range of specific ends. Complicating this are the long-standing critiques of "objectivity" and "reality"
Bill Brydon

LATIN AMERICA: Justice Disserved for Indigenous Prisoners - 0 views

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    While Mapuche Indians in Chile complain that the government has "criminalised" their land-rights protests, many indigenous people are in prison in Mexico and Peru because there were no translators to explain why they were on trial. Demonstration demand
Bill Brydon

English in Education, Volume 42 Issue 1 Page 37-52, Spring 2008 Paromita Chakravarti - 0 views

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    The paper examines the changing status of English studies through English textbooks in contemporary West-Bengal, India. The texts are marked by the cross-currents of the post-colonial impulse to discard the English literary canon, the acceptance of the hi
Bill Brydon

Cover story: 'China's new intelligentsia' by Mark Leonard | Prospect Magazine March 200... - 0 views

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    Wang Hui is one of the leaders of the new left, a loose grouping of intellectuals who are increasingly capturing the public mood and setting the tone for political debate through their articles in journals such as Dushu. Wang Hui was a student of literatu
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Do the groups to which I belong make me me?: Reflections on community and identity -- S... - 0 views

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    This article discusses the implications of some current philosophical thinking about groups, culture and the politics of identity (exploring the views of Anthony Appiah, Amartya Sen and Nel Noddings, among others) for education generally, and for issues o
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A Call for Slow Writing :: Inside Higher Ed - 0 views

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    anyone who publishes a book within six years of earning a Ph.D. should be denied tenure
Bill Brydon

Global citizenship as show business: the cultural politics of Make Poverty History -- N... - 0 views

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    'Make Poverty History' was an extraordinary campaign: historically unprecedented, indeed impossible without the new structures of the emerging 'cosmopolitanizing state', global in reach and yet national in focus. Studying the aims, means and achie
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Race-conscious transnational activists with cameras: Mediators of compassion -- Mahrous... - 0 views

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    This article examines a Canadian transnational solidarity activist's efforts to publicize human suffering through visual documentation. The objectives are to examine some of the ways activists negotiate ethical dilemmas about spectatorship and a white/Wes
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Causeur » Le vide et la particule élémentaire - 0 views

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    C'est juste une particule élémentaire libérée dans un espace politique vide de tout corpus idéologique solide. Alors, il s'agite et rebondit sur rien…. Mais ce vide qui baigne le monde politique comme l'éther baignait le monde des anciens em
Bill Brydon

Digital Storytelling - A Movement in the Making - 0 views

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    three-minute digital shorts that focus not so much on the technology or production technique, but on a good, powerful story driven by narrative and personal life experience, an approach that is rooted in theater and storytelling traditions
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