It is quite stunning to observe meetings of education professionals. There seems to be a kind of unwritten “law of convenient ignorance” on the basis of which every attendant pushes aside what they know about the successful facilitation of meetings – including myself. It begins with the preparation and the documents produced for that purpose.… Continue reading Gastrulation re-lived
Hundred thousands of young people are protesting against the so-called First Employment Contract (Contrat PremiÃ¨re Embauche — CPE) allowing employers to lay off under-26s without explanation within the first two years of a contract. Linking back to what Alana wrote in November 2005, when the riots began in Clichy-sous-Bois, the International Herald Tribune went back… Continue reading Youth Protests in France
A couple of minutes ago Youth Debate went online. Head over there to explore it while it is still fresh and crisp :)
At the foot of the limestone alps, in the U-shaped valley of the river Inn, at one of the most dignified Alma Mater of Europe, an idea is beginning to take shape which deserves some attention from us.
I have been watching German politics closely over this one, and it really seems as if they are about to engage in a flipback to feudalism with what they call ‘the largest reform of federalism’. Isn’t it ironic that feudalism and federalism are so similar? Alas, if nothing unpredictable happens, the linguistic affinity will become… Continue reading German Salto Mortale
Peter Lauritzen gave a lecture on “The social city as a space for citizenship in human rights education for young people” at the Start-Up Conference of the Entimon Project run by the Centre Francais de Berlin. Get the pdf of the lecture.