Education · Social Justice

Educational Performance: It’s about inequity and poverty

Much is made about our failing schools and the need for educational reform. Too often this takes the form of dismantling public education to instead champion private forms of education, or fighting teachers unions, or calling for more standards and testing. I’m part of a group, CTRL-Shift, and we’ve been meeting weekly to debate the… Continue reading Educational Performance: It’s about inequity and poverty

Community Engagement · Demystifying Technology · Education · Teaching · Technology and Society

Demystifying Technology: The Fundamentals

Demystifying Technology has become our catchall phrase for our particular approach to digital literacy education. The approach has now been implemented both in professional education courses at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and also in digital literacy workshops and one-on-one technical support sessions for community members for both children/youth and adults offered… Continue reading Demystifying Technology: The Fundamentals

Education · Social Justice · Technology and Society

Technological Abundance, Communal Poverty

“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We’ve learned to fly the air as birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven’t learned… Continue reading Technological Abundance, Communal Poverty

Bibliographies · Community Engagement · Education · Libraries

Community Engagement Bibliography

This past year, the Ferguson Public Library provided a strong example of the value of a library, especially in times of community struggle. During the Q&A portion of his presentation as part of the Information City CU lecture series, Scott Bonner, library director, mentioned that his leadership choices in Ferguson arose from the philosophy of ethics… Continue reading Community Engagement Bibliography