Schooling the World -- Q&A with director Carol Black (part 3 of 4)





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Published on Oct 12, 2010

*** Apologies for the low audio quality and camera movements as the only device capable of taking videos I had with me was my HTC Android phone and keeping steady hand and ensuring good audio was quite challenging! ;-) ***

About this video:

I was lucky to attend a screening of the Schooling the World film (see below) at the Vancouver International Film Festival and got a chance to film the Q&A with the director of this amazing and important movie, Carol Black. The Q&A was very engaging and brought up some very important questions from the audience, including quite a few educators! As Carol said, the purpose of the movie is to ask questions and start a discussion, I hope the videos from the Q&A will help in doing so!

About Schooling the World -The White Man's Last Burden:

Schooling the World is a short film about the failure of institutional education to deliver on its promise of a way out of poverty -- in the United States as well as in the so-called "developing" world.

The film questions our very definitions of wealth and poverty -- and of knowledge and ignorance -- as it uncovers the role of schools in the destruction of traditional sustainable agricultural and ecological knowledge, in the breakup of extended families and communities, and in the devaluation of ancient spiritual traditions.

You can check the trailer at http://schoolingtheworld.org/film/fil...

Feedback on Schooling the World:

When @World4Children asked Sir Ken Robinson -- an educator working to transform the education system as he believes it limits creativity and fails the children every day -- to comment his thoughts on this movie, he replied: "An important and fascinating movie" and asked his followers to "Take a quiet look at this movie and think about the questions it asks"

In the midst of Waiting for Superman stirring education systems all over the US and broader, we believe Schooling the World should bring more questions about the value of the current education system and start a wider discussion with educators, independent thinkers, parents and communities about what needs to change and what options would work for each of those communities!

About World4Children:

World4Children started as an idea to build a platform to help bring down the age barriers our current society have raised between kids and adults and engage the children in discussing and acting on topics that may impact their future. Our premise is that kids and adults should partner in change based on skills, ideas and passion and not age, attending school, etc.

Check our web at http://world4children.org for more information. Please be patient as we set up the web site as it originally started as few articles on a personal blog!

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