Educational Readings

All readings on this page can be found in full PDF format below in the "attachments" section.

Bergman& Brownlee

    Solidarities of Resistance, Is a reflection on education, colonization and freedom and how they are all intertwined. Special attention is given to the British Colombia context.

Common Energy

    ES Teaching and Learning Final document, Created by Common Energy is a proposal for the University of Victoria and how it could create a sustainable education environment in Victoria.

Freeman, Jo

    Tyranny of the Structureless, A look at alternative structures to hierarchy and problems that tend to arise in them and solutions to over come these problems to create truly horizontal structures.

Freire, Paulo

    Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Is Freire's classic work originally published in 1968. It is famous for it's divergence from traditional curriculum debate into a deep critique of the education system as an oppressive system. His ultimate contention is that the oppressed must write their own pedagogies to work towards the liberation of themselves and their oppressors.  

Gratto, John Taylor 

    Against Schools & Tyranny of Compulsory Schooling, Gives a comprehensive look at the history of compulsory schooling and how it has been opposed since the beginning. His ultimate contention is that people must be free to learn.

Illich, Ivan

    Deschooling Society, He contends that: Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software (in classroom or bedroom), nor finally the attempt to Expand the pedagogue's responsibility until it engulfs his pupils' lifetimes will deliver universal education. Instead he looks at how we can liberate ourselves by deschooling our society.

Koyama, Emi

    Whose Feminism is it Anyway? The Unspoken Racism of the Trans Inclusion Debate, A look at the various ways priveledge plays out even in social movements with particular attention focusing on the transgender community.

Raise Some Hell Zine
    A Zine that encompasses youth in activism, environmental education alternatives and critiques on schools from personal experiences.

Spivak, Gayatri

    Can the Subaltern Speak?, A look at the deeply routed desire of the West to conserve teh West as Subject. She asks the question of: can the subaltern speak? Here she looks at who has permission to narrate indicating that the subaltern subject is heterogeneous and that liberation is directed not towards individual identity but towards a larger social group. Given this, there is no realm in academia that can "give" the subaltern "voice".

Standardized Tests Zine
    A look at the history of Standardized tests and how they are often used to perpetuate racist and oppressive ideology while generating a homogenizing effect on society. It also explores the individual trauma often generated by testing.

Subcomondante Marcos

    Our Word is our Weapon, Is one of the first communiques distributed after the Zapatista uprising of 1994 in Chiapas, Mexico. The uprising lead to the creation of 32 autonomous municipalities that have continued to survive to date, creating their own governance and education practices. The Zapatista's identify their enemy not solely as the state of Mexico but as the entire corporate neo-liberal ideology that permeates all national borders.
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