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Monday, September 30, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents "Schooling the World: The White Man's Burden"

If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The United States Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a better life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional cultures way of learning and understanding of the world with our own? Beautifully filmed in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, Schooling the World takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the worlds last sustainable indigenous culture. This exquisitely beautiful and gripping film shows how modern education puts a straight jacket on the mind. Joanna Macy, author. {Will appear in FYI on Sep 25, 2013
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9:00 PM
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