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hi, I am a mature student studying for a degree in early childhood studies, i start at warwick campus in 2010 if i make it through my second year! All this is new to me, previously worked as a composite engineer, I left school with a couple of qualifications and never imagined that i would be working towards completing a degree! The formalities out the way i am funloving, i like to go out socialising with friends, i like meetin new people too, I can't describe myself in just one word and i think i would run out of characters if i did try! heinze 57 as me dad would say ;-). so yeah you will read good things, bad things, confusing things, informative things all on this here little blog. I must confess now though i am not the greatest at keeping on top of blogs xx peace out guys v

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

back again!

ello, ello, elloooooo,
First day back today, was lookin forward to it! got a bit ambitious though, an took my gym kit with me, but alas i never went, oh well there is always tomora. Had my mate brian today, lookin as dashing as ever an full of wonderful info, got all dates for holidays an readin weeks an exams, oh an also dates for our presentation on an old person and our essay, of which he was shy about the title, jus wait till next week for that i think. On the subject of Bri we were give sum homework durin the summer, six degrees of seperation find the link between corby and recife in six stages. so for those who want to know wha i got am gonna write it below :

ok so i did a mind map first off, i got my basic info from wiki and went from there to other sites on the net, more academic ones that is but my mind map had the following on it
corby-pen green-surestart- welfare reform-white paper excellence in schools-green paper meeting the childcare challenges-poverty christine pascal + tony bertram_early excellence centres- norman glass intergrated service provision- macro economic context-America- headstart programme- nel noddings-c.a bowers- bell hooks- literacy- globalisation- oppression- paulo freire- globalisation of technocapatilism- Recife.
After blurting out on clares comment boxes on facebook of my immediate immpression which was along the lines of history of corby, during the "depression" as such when all the steel works were closed down there i worked from that and got to surestart, then i worked the other way from Recife being in brazil i learned about our mate paulo and what he thought about education and especially educating the poor to give them a voice an help pull themselves out of poverty the i made the obvious link from brazil to America and the headstart programme and my conclusion was as follows Corby- Surestart- Education- Headstart- Paulo Freire-Recife, which i know now to be wrong in fact the missing link was Maggie Wally (not sure of speeling of name) the reason for this is because she went over in the 70/80's and picked up on our mate Paulos' workings and took them across to england , corby, pen green. So that is the real path, the writtings below is what i got :

to link Corby to Recife in six stages is a big ask. On the face of it you could simply say that Corby was one of the first 11 early excellence centres to open in the UK in 1998, this was a result of the white paper "Excellence in schools" 1997 and a direct creation from the 1998 green paper "meeting the childcare challenge".
The then government initialised these projects as the intervention for the prevention of family poverty. Initialising this programe the government would bring together child services, agencys, parents an so on to create  Multi-agency working force. this idea of multi -agency working has been drawn from ideas originating from Americas Headstart programme.
The headstart programme as with the surestart programme provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parental involvement services to low income children and their families.
So how do we link corby, surestart and headstart to Paulo Freire and Recife? Education is the link. Keeping it simple the power under which paulo was oppressed made him come to realise that the feelings of hunger which in turn stemmed from family poverty which again in turn reduced the self-esteem of him an others like him was caused through lack of education. The educated rich remained rich the uneducated poor remained poor. Now as developers of a town , city, county, country such as corby and Reicife the only way to sustain these places are through the inhabitants whom occupy the place, the only way to gain sustainability would be through ensuring the inhabitants had the knowledge and education to do so. To be able to acheive this they (inhabitants) had and have to be educated, but along with eduction comes power and independence in turn leading to higher self esteem, therfore enabling people to break free of the poverty threshold resulting in sustainability which in turn in the macro economic context allows the country to progress and develop further. But in doing so can lead and had led to certain countries globalization domination forcing other countries further into poverty leading to whats become the known as the globalisation of technocapitalism. will this new process be responsible for the new wave of poverty and oppression resulting from unsustainable development?

Ok so thats it went on a bit dint i hahhahaha an its a bit deep but he told me to write down wha i had written down so i have, i will be brutally honest an say that i only wrote this up yesterday an didnt give it that much thought, in fact i only found the piece of paper Bri gave to us on friday last week so if its pants then  am sure Brian will tell me to remove or ammend my mistakes. so dnt forget the missing link was maggie wally not education i made all the middle bit up from what i picked up on and made my own link viable although the ideas were obtained from legit sources. ne way guys i gotta go pick my rug rat up from school see ya tomora,
oh an tija dnt forget ya gym stuff!!!!!
peace out guys v


  1. Brilliant!! Have poasted a link on my blog which highlights Margy Whalley.

  2. cheers clare ;-) i will take a peek now x