Connections Vol. 1, No.1
Publisher: The Learner Centre, Edmonton, Canada
Periodical profile published 1978
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX903
This is the first issue of a newsletter intended for member of the Learner Centre in Edmonton.
Abstract: This is the first issue of a newsletter intended for member of the Learner Centre in Edmonton. In one of two articles dealing with Southern Africa, the author reflects on distortions in Canadian media coverage of African liberation struggles.
Peter Puxley also offers reflections on Canada's situation as a colony and on colonial attitudes and behaviour of Canadians. To address the colonial reality of Canada, Puxley suggests, is to uncover our own conditioning and self-awareness. Unfortunately the formal schooling process has buried that awareness very deeply. Yet, he points out, colonial relationships are evident in our capitalist economy and the guarantee of benefits does not fundamentally alter the colonizing process. The author outlines eight characteristics of colonial relationships, for example he states that they are non-negotiated, dialectical, and deny responsibility for labour. Puxley concludes that it is important to relate politics to personal experience and to become more aware of the alienation produced by colonial relationships.
Connections redefines "development education" as a development process taking place by both staff and members of the Learner Centre and the public as they face the world around them.
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