Pdf of power point presentation –Mainstream education failure; Notes for the slides are  here – Notes for power point Slides

This 90-minute workshop was presented at the ENIRDELM conference in Vantaa, Helsinki on 20 September 2014. The conference theme was about trust (educators seem to have lost the trust of politicians as systems of accountability have been widely imposed on the profession). In an effort to broaden the debate I focused on the question: “Can mainstream education be trusted to prepare us for coming global crises?” I argued that the answer at present is “No!” The main reason is that education systems are subservient to political, economic and social systems that largely suppress critical pedagogy and have little concern for future generations or their planetary home (Spaceship Earth).

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