All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (56)

Why America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore.

I like to think the U.S.A. is the greatest country in the world. I have heard it said, over and over. However, when I look around at the events and systems that hold our culture together, I know it is not true ... at least not now ... maybe never. We started out as a slave holding nation, which gives lie to the Declaration of Independence; we were founded on the principles of white, male, landowners as citizens, when suggested U.S. isn't a nation of the free, and we only made citizens of…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 12:29pm — 18 Comments

Learning Life Skills

Violence after violence impacted my development. Those episodes developed defenses in me and impacted the ways I think and feel and act. Why? Who benefited by the violence? Who paid the price for each experience? Do other families have such memories? What makes a family healthy? 

I am a citizen of the United States of America, a questioner, doubter, thinker, dreamer, visionary. I know the feeling of fear and helplessness.…

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Added by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2014 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

Update on the works by the Pathfinders Project team at Kasese Humanist Primary School

The Pathfinders Project team are currently serving at KHPS where they are volunteering to teach children subjects Mathematics, English, Science, Computer skills and Humanist values. An article about them appeared on the Friendly Atheist Blog . Read out the article on the link…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on September 24, 2013 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

Why Some Kids Have An Inflated Sense Of Their Science Skills

I've just read this story on NPR. It appears that students in countries that are mediocre at science have an inflated sense of good they are. Interesting article. Here's the link: http://www.npr.org/2012/12/21/167718275/why-some-kids-have-an-inflated-sense-of-their-science-skills

Added by Bud the Wonderer on December 21, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments

Accelerated Christian Education

Private unaccredited religious education is really messed up. Two of the main reasons for sending ones children to such a school are 1. to isolate and indoctrinate, 2. to reform children who have been kicked out of public school. These go together well. When teaching their children how evil the outside world is they only have to point to the very troubled second group and say, "See them? That is how the world without God will make you". That is just from my experience and I do not have any…

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Added by Timothy Allman on July 26, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Update about the school project

Hello my friends on Atheist Nexus, am updating you on the progress of the school project.

Normal lessons are being conducted and towards the middle of May, we received a volunteer at the school to orientate both our teachers and the students on computer skills. The program is already in progress and our students are so excited and fully committed towards attaining these skills.

The Godless Poutine based in Canada is running a one o one interview of both the School Director, The…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on June 14, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments

From Social Psychology, David G. Myers, 7th edit.2002 orig.1983 "ignorant about nature" bingo.

pg. 565



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Clinicians are vulnerable too...



Beware of tendecy to see relationships that you expect to see or that are supported by striking examples readily available in your memory. Rely on your notes more than your memory. Recognize that hindsight is seductive: It can lead you to feel overconfident and sometimes to judge yourself too harshly for not having foreseen…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 3, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

Romney on Education

Today Romney made the arguement that classroom size does not matter.  I am very interested in the average class size his children have sustained during their education.  I believe this is another attack on education by the republicans to dismantle public school education in America.

Added by Earther on May 24, 2012 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

Atheists and Agnostics Making a Difference in the World I: Bwambale Robert and The Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda

This is the first post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.

Over the next few weeks I will focus on people who are making a difference for others. They are examples of…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 22, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Survey Says: 78% of Quebecers are not religious

"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"

This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Latest from Kasese Humanist Primary School,Uganda

The school is now in its second year of operation.

The school now runs classes from Nursery - Primary Seven.

The number of students enrolled at the school has increased from 245 at the close of last year to 331 at present in First Term 2012.

The school now has a page on Facebook and wellwishers and friends of the school can visit and like the page through this link…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on March 3, 2012 at 11:29pm — 5 Comments

Pen Donation from Pen for kids UK arrives at Kasese Humanist Primary School

Kasese Humanist Primary School pupils on 21st February 2012 had smiles on their faces as they were supplied with Brand New Pens from Pen for Kids Organization based in the United Kingdom. The shipment of pens amounted to 4000 enclosed in 4 separate boxes with each containing a 1000 pens.

The pens were received by the School Project Director Mr Bwambale Robert  and the shipment had been sent by TNT World Express who delivered the shipment to Entebbe and later after clearance with the…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on February 22, 2012 at 3:51am — No Comments

To those that poo poo the notion of secular and scientific minded generations to come...

This is what happens when you lower your standards; and go all creepy mythic old-school tradition ways..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16514637

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0029505

figure. 1 yikes!

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 11, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Berkeley has chosen Google over Microsoft ~ it's called digital evolution of sort$ _betcha...

The University of California at Berkeley has chosen Google over Microsoft for its campus-wide email and calendar services, and it will tell you why — in great detail.

Google and Microsoft are locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of businesses, government agencies, and schools across the globe, each touting its own suite of business applications as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Sometimes, Google wins, and sometimes Microsoft. But Berkeley’s choice is worth noting…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 24, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

Youth Unemployment in the UK

The unemployment rate for 16-23 year olds is the highest it's been in a generation in the UK, with record numbers of university graduates and school levers going straight on the doll. Even though this feels like a fairly recent news story, caused by raised tuition fees and extensive cuts implamented or planned by the fairly new coalition government, it really has been a growing problem for many years now. I graduated university in the year 2009, which, at the time, was considered the worst…

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Added by Stuart M Rees on August 21, 2011 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

An atheist dream to his country

I've been reading books about atheism and secularism and try to gain information, as well as inspiration to what I find. After reading a few of them, I began listing my dream in my organization, as well as what it has to share in our country:



I wish that the number of atheists increase.

I wish that the youth becomes interested in atheism.

I wish that there are ordinary men who share and inspire others with their atheism.

I wish that society widely accepts… Continue

Added by Gabriel Edilberto Cruz on June 29, 2011 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

A Ugandan Pastor visits the school and donates school supplies

On Tuesday 31st May 2011, we hosted a local pastor at the school who was moving from school to school conveying the "good news" to students, he said that he visits schools, prisons,hospitals speaking out the news to all people.

As a Humanist School we are tolerant to people's beliefs and okayed him to speak to the children. You can follow what transpired at the meeting here…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on June 1, 2011 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

Second Term at Kasese Humanist Primary School opens on 23rd May 2011

The school is re-opening for second term on 23rd May 2011

The general public, the international community are hereby informed about this date and the parents of our children are encouraged to pay school dues in time because a lot of school running costs need to be met. Also the international community most especially friends of our school should fundraise for the school in their areas such that we have a good pool of funds to run and maintain the…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on May 18, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

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