The COVID-19 pandemic could come to be seen either as an important turning point for humanity or a huge missed opportunity, a landmark in the decline of human civilization. The choice, in the end, is ours, writes Paul Stanistreet.
As the 51st
World Economic Forum (WEF) meets virtually to discuss
rebuilding trust, making ‘crucial’ choices and reforming systems in the context
of the agenda WEF founder Klaus Schwab describes as the ‘great reset’, it is
clear that we are living through times of profound change and challenge, in some
respects unprecedented in human history.
And whether you
welcome this for reasons of social justice and the promotion of equity and
equality, or see as it a threat to entrenched systems of advantage that must be
carefully, and, if necessary, coercively, managed, it is clear that the
COVID-19 pandemic has created a rare moment in the human story when we have an
opportunity to read the map, change direction and do things differently. Continue reading →
To coincide with International Mother Language Day, UIL’s journal, IRE, is celebrating the resilience of the world’s Indigenous peoples and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge to sustainability. Its editor, Stephen Roche, explains
Today, 21 February, UNESCO and its global partners celebrate International Mother Language Day, this year on the theme of ‘Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation’. I am very proud to announce that, to coincide with International Mother Language Day, the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) will publish a special issue on ‘Indigenous knowledges as vital contributions to sustainability’.
This issue began to take shape in late 2016, when I approached Miye Tom – a Native scholar from the United States who had recently published with us – with the suggestion that she put together a proposal for a special issue on Indigenous education and knowledge. Together with two highly qualified and motivated scholars, Elizabeth Sumida Huaman and Teresa McCarty, she suggested that we not only make the special issue about Indigenous knowledge, but also approach Indigenous authors to write it. Continue reading →