Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not always.
The philosophical assumptions, utility & challenges of asset mapping approaches to community engagement by Sherianne Kramer, Taryn Amos, Sandy Lazarus and Mohamed Seedat – an academic paper from South Africa. It’s a sort of friendly critique of asset-based community development (ABCD).
Why Buy Locally Owned? from SustainableConnections – 10 reasons to buy local
Why I abandoned my popular social media presence from Ethical Thinker – some reflections on ‘engagement’ and social media.
In families with same-sex parents, the kids are all right by Jennifer Power via The Conversation – the argument that gay marriage harms children “does not stack up against current evidence.”
The most dangerous time by Melissa Davey via The Guardian – five women tell powerful stories of leaving a violent relationship
Garden based learning from Hilltown Families a short video about how families can use gardens as an education tool.
One from the vaults
Scripture classes – with the current controversy about ethic classes I thought it was worth sharing some reflections on discussion about scripture and ethics classes from a Parent and Citizen Association meeting at my daughter’s school (from 2010)
If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at some of my recent posts:
- Previous weekend readings
- Irony – Denying parents information about school ethics classes
- What are social models of health?
- Straight to the pool room! (A post including the impact of ethics classes)