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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 15 REFLECT in Oxford, England


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 15 REFLECT in Oxford, England Alison Norris · Introduction Another important part of working with REFLECT, is the chance it gives us to build In many ways Oxford is a prosperous city. A relationships with educators from other countries. This develops our own wide variety of educational opportunities are understanding of participatory education and available to its citizens, which raises the development issues, and gives us a strong question, why use REFLECT? Yet, despite Oxford's advantages, many local people are basis for challenging racism and other marginalised, particularly by class and race prejudices and misconceptions about people in oppression. The existing educational systems Southern countries. preserve the status quo, either consciously or ODEC's work with REFLECT as a consequence of long established hierarchical structures. We started work with members of Oxford's ODEC, the Oxford Development Education different African Caribbean communities, who Centre, is a small NGO based at East Oxford face many challenges because they live in a Community Centre. Our aim is to make the white-dominated city. The Learning from Life world more just by achieving participatory project (LFL) was set up, in consultation with democracy through participatory education. community activists, to help ...

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