Tagged with culture and context

Participatory Grantmaking Community: Tensions of Fundraising for Participatory Grantmaking

I was thrilled to join the Participatory Grantmaking Community for a conversation about the tensions of fundraising for participatory grantmaking (PGM) along with Paul-Gilbert Colletaz from the Red Umbrella Fund and Yodit Tesfamariam from Camden Giving. We started the conversation with some guiding tensions about whether it matters where the money for participatory grantmaking comes … Continue reading

Book review: Early childhood education for Muslim children

Note: My colleague Hasina Ebrahim from South Africa invited me to review her insightful book as it was being published in late 2016. I was honoured to have the opportunity to review it and comment on its contribution to the field. Hasina Banu Ebrahim’s book, Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children: Rationales and Practices in South Africa (2017), is … Continue reading

Racism and imperialism in the child development discourse: deconstructing ‘developmentally appropriate practice’

[This post is part of a series highlighting particular publications or resources I have written or developed in the past which may be of interest to my blog readers.] One of the most influential approaches to early childhood education in North America is ‘Developmentally Appropriate Practice’ (DAP), articulated by the NAEYC. When I used Foucauldian and other … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 6: Education in Present-Day Pakistan

Today’s post is the final post in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan (this post) Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 5: A Separate Nation

Today’s post is the fifth in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation (this post) Education in Present-Day Pakistan A Separate Nation Over the centuries, India – including present-day Pakistan – has been … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 4: British Influences

Today’s post is the fourth in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences (this post) A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going … Continue reading