Time to talk about student mental health

Located in the northern part of Italy, seated in a valley surrounded by the Dolomites, is the beautiful town of Bolzano. A better host for the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) than the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is hard to imagine. It is early in the morning – 7.30 to be exact – and…

Gender Equality through Education in Turkey

How can we create sustainable economies and societies for all without gender equality? This is an important question to ask. For all societies are patriarchal and we cannot speak of full gender equality in any given country. Furthermore, gender inequality is difficult to remove completely in countries with more entrenched and stratified gender norms. Turkey…

Storying an alternative discourse of public education

When we are constantly told that there is no alternative, it can be hard to imagine that an alternative might ever exist. This point is illustrated quite starkly in an animated adaptation of Platos’ Allegory of the Cave . The short film was first shown to me by a Mexican critical pedagogue and fellow Masters…