Argentina: Los lazos de Ciencias de la Educación con la comunidad

América del Sur/Argentina/21 Mayo 2017/Fuente y Autor:rionegro 

La Secretaría de Extensión de la facultad lleva adelante diversos proyectos que surgen, en muchos casos, de la demanda de las escuelas de la región.

En las iniciativas participan docentes, estudiantes y graduados. Se abordan aspectos educativos pero también de la psicología.

La Secretaría de Extensión de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación forma lazos permanentes con la comunidad a través de sus proyectos. Durante todo el año, docentes, graduados y estudiantes realizan diversas actividades en las escuelas y también en otros espacios de Río Negro y Neuquén. “La finalidad de la extensión universitaria es la vinculación con la sociedad”, expresó la secretaria de Extensión, Silvia Hafford.

La Universidad Nacional del Comahue, a través de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Psicología, recibe las demandas de escuelas públicas y privadas de la región. Los grupos trabajan constantemente con los docentes y estudiantes de distintos niveles. A través de los proyectos, se abordan aspectos educativos y también de la psicología.

Las iniciativas que surgen de cada carrera se presentan en septiembre ser trabajadas el año siguiente, explicó Julio Dello Russo, trabajador no docente de la secretaría.

Uno de los trabajos es el de educación intercultural, que está formado por un equipo de docentes, estudiantes y graduados de la facultad y también por educadores de las comunidades mapuches de Neuquén. Este proyecto, explicaron, se trabajará en Andacollo y Ruca Choroy.

“Pensar y hacer ciencias en escuelas rurales” es otro de la iniciativas aprobadas . Hafford explicó que se trata de contenidos de ciencias naturales pero “situados en demandas y necesidades de la zona rural”. El objetivo, detalló, es trabajar sobre alimentación, huertas y contaminación de los ríos. Este proyecto de extensión se pondrá en marcha en las escuelas rurales 121 de La Falda, 142 de María Elvira y la escuela 45 que está ubicada en Cuatro Esquinas, todas en Cipolletti.

Los proyectos de la carrera de Psicología surgen de las reuniones de cátedra y muchos son para abordar problemáticas que se dan, por ejemplo, en el ámbito educativo. Tanto Hafford como Dello Russo mencionaron que los diagnósticos hechos de manera temprana en los niños, como sucede con el trastorno de atención, es un aspecto que se tiene cuenta. “Es bastante frecuente. Es un tema que merece la pena preocuparse”, señaló.

“La idea es poder ofrecer respuestas a las problemáticas que aparecen como más relevantes en la sociedad y el ámbito de la educación”,

expresó la secretaria de Extensión universitaria, Silvia Hafford.

El proyecto “Pensar y hacer ciencias en escuelas rurales” trabaja en huertas, alimentación y contaminación de los ríos.

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Uganda: Stella Nyanzi on the Fight to Get Free Pads for Uganda’s Schoolgirls

África/Uganda/16 Abril 2017/Fuente:newsdeeply /Autor:Amy Fallon

Resumen: La académica y activista Dr. Stella Nyanzi , de 42 años, siempre rodeada de controversias. Recientemente debido a las critica que realizar  al gobierno y su campaña de proporcionar toallas sanitarias gratuitas para los escolares del país le han ocasionado problemas.

Stella Nyanzi’s criticism of the Ugandan president and his wife has landed her in prison. Before her arrest, the activist spoke to Women & Girls about her determination to hold the government to its promise of free sanitary pads for the country’s schoolgirls.

Ugandan academic and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi, 42, is no stranger to controversy. In 2016 she undressed and posted images and a video of herself on Facebook during a contract dispute with a Kampala university. And now her criticism of the government and the campaign she has started to provide free sanitary pads for the country’s schoolgirls have landed her in trouble.

The charges against Nyanzi come on the heels of her public criticism of Janet Museveni, Uganda’s first lady and education minister, on Facebook in February, after the MP told parliament that the government had reneged on an election campaign promise veteran president Yoweri Museveni made in 2015 to provide free sanitary pads to schoolgirls. Among other barbs, Nyanzi said in her post: “[The first lady’s] tongue is too thick to convince Museveni to either buy less bullets or pay less bribes, and instead buy the pads to protect the feminine dignity of Uganda’s young women.”

On April 7, she was arrested and later charged over a January 28 Facebook post in which she labeled the president a “pair of buttocks.” On Monday, Nyanzi pleaded not guilty to “cyber harassment” and “offensive communication,” in a case human rights activists have taken up to draw attention to the increasing restrictions on freedom of speech in Uganda. The single mother of three was remanded in custody until April 25.

For Nyanzi, the issue of sanitary pads is really about government accountability. During their periods, many girls around the world skip school because they don’t have access to sanitary pads. Research varies, but a 2012 study by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation revealed that in Uganda – where some resort to using old clothes, leaves and even parts of foam mattresses as substitutes for pads – over 60 percent of schoolgirls have missed class during their period. Some girls end up dropping out altogether.

The government’s attempts to silence Nyanzi over her criticisms of the first lady prompted Nyanzi to launch the Pads4GirlsUg campaign, which aims to collect 10 million pads within a year to distribute to schoolgirls. According to the campaign, through various sources of contributions, they’ve raised enough for over 5 million pads, and donations keep coming in.

The government did not respond to requests from Women & Girls for comment on Nyanzi’s weekend arrest. One of her lawyers, Isaac Semakadde, tells Women & Girls that the case is a “farce.” Maria Burnett, associate director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, said the charges brought against the activist were “yet another clear indicator that those who express critical views of the government can face its wrath,” and Amnesty International has called for Nyanzi to be released “immediately and unconditionally.”

Despite the authorities trying to stop the campaign, Nyanzi’s volunteers insisted on Monday that they’ll keep going. “Nyanzi’s only a woman trying to advocate for other women,” says one of the volunteers, who asked not to be named.

Women & Girls spoke with Nyanzi on March 16, eight days into her ambitious campaign, about bringing Ugandans together on the issue of menstrual health.

Women & Girls: Why are you focusing on sanitary pads?

Stella Nyanzi: It was totally, utterly shocking when the first lady, also minister of education, goes to address a committee in parliament and has the audacity to say there’s no money for sanitary pads. She is a woman; she has access to powerful groups, donors. She’s called Mama Janet. A mother doesn’t neglect her children. Anybody who’s a woman – whether you’re Christian, Muslim, religious, animist – we all menstruate. Whether you support Uganda’s ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) or opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), we all menstruate. Menstruation unites us as women. I thought if the government wants to gag me, I’ll give them shit for shit. I’m not very easy to discipline or control.

Women & Girls: Why do you think the campaign has resonated with so many?

Nyanzi: A lot of us are just so disheartened by our current government – the graft, embezzlement … Some of us are like, f*** the government, let’s show them it doesn’t take a lot to care for underprivileged girls.

Women & Girls: And why do you think you were interrogated by police?

Nyanzi: It’s difficult to see into the governments’ mind, because it’s sick. But the way I interpreted it was as intimidation. I have quite a sizable following online and I think to punish me is to send a message to others. So I think it was more an intimidation tactic.

Women & Girls: Besides local pad producers and citizens, who else has come onboard?

Nyanzi: A lot of foreign missions and international organizations are saying, “Let’s have a conversation.” Then there are “pad banks” collecting pads and money on our behalf.

Ugandans in the diaspora are very motivated to be part of the efforts. The men who are responding want to see the government being a bit more involved in the issue. It would be good to collect 10 million pads in a year. If we get that earlier, then we’ll go for 100 million.

Women & Girls: Besides access to pads, what other issues are involved?

Nyanzi: Most public schools in Uganda lack running water and flush toilets. Some have boreholes. Pit latrines that are widely used have no running water. This raises questions about menstrual hygiene and changing reusable pads during any school day.

Women & Girls: Have you had any backlash?

Nyanzi: I’ve been told the campaign’s ambitious. There’s been a lot of backlash from people who are shocked that an ordinary woman can question the power of the president’s wife. But Ugandans are saying, “We’re the people; let’s do what you failed to do.”

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Docentes, estudiantes y egresados del Bachillerato Tecnológico Industrial en el Marco Curricular Común

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Fonseca Bautista César Dario y Luz Marina Ibarra Uribe


Este libro es una obra colectiva en la cual los autores se aproximan desde distintas perspectivas a algunas de las principales problemáticas que aquejan al bachillerato tecnológico industrial en el contexto de la Reforma Integral de la Educación Media Superior. El propósito general de la obra es mostrar avances, fortalezas, debilidades y rezagos manifiestos en el desarrollo del Marco Curricular Común a siete años de haberse implantado la reforma. Considerando que la educación media superior enfrenta grandes retos en el futuro inmediato en el sistema educativo mexicano y que aún es limitada la cantidad de trabajos de investigación que den cuenta, a partir de experiencias concretas y locales sobre este tipo educativo, en este libro, si bien es cierto se aborda la problemática desde un enfoque local (estatal), varios de los problemas aquí tratados se presentan de manera muy similar en otras entidades federativas del país.

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