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Peter Reardon

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    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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    Interested in political-economic-sociological impact of aggressive nations in association with major corporations on third party countries and so-called non-involved peoples. <br /><br />+ Member Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, Pacific Region<br />+ Hatha Yoga<br />+ Buddhist Meditation<br />

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  1. Greetings: "It is very important that people take responsibility for their own lives and not simply accept authority in a way that reduces their own creativity and power." From: Healing Emotions: Conversations with the DALAI LAMA on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health. Edited: Daniel Goleman Peter
  2. Greetings! More interesting perhaps would be for you to relate an experience from a past life .... Peter
  3. Hi! I'm not clear on the role Learning Outside School (LOS) was/is meant to serve. Does LOS mean home schooling, education support in juvenile institutions, or something else that is institutional and non-conducive to learning? Perhaps LOS is more expansive and the concept might embrace the educator who doesn't fit neatly into the formal school system and who works with adult learners; these teachers(?) educators(?) facilitators(?) or ...? are sometimes just plain adult educators. It should be noted that while adult educators may be identified in industry wearing a suit and sporting a tie
  4. David: Is the school mentioned in your bio. on Haverstock Hill, up the hill a little way from Chalk Farm tube? I tried two email messages from the Forum bio site but they bounced, hence this note. Regards, Peter.
  5. My university training took place in Canada: Dip.Social Change [aka community development] Co-operative studies, business development, sociology, adult education... Coady International Institute of St, Xavier University Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada BA. Goddard College, Vermont, USA. Teacher certification: Social Studies Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada Defended M.Ed. Adult Education and Curriculum Studies University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada From school in London, UK. I entered into a five year electrical apprenticeship programme speedily followed by a
  6. An Alternative to Ritalin for Hyperactivity *'Hyperactivy is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Hyperactive children do not have enough norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter in the limbic system, the part of the brain that allows us to ignor unimportant events in our environment... These childrn are typically low in levels of calcium and magnesium. Drugs such as Ritalin, as we know, are meant to keep people quiet in schools and to warehouse them until they can be passed on to the next level of social services where yet more toxic chemical compounds will be prescribed. Sometimes a tri
  7. Self-esteem in a British school I'm hopeful that times have changed but my memories of school in London were of being slapped across the face by a a woman with a viscous temper, being bombarded with sarcasm by a math teacher for 2 years, having the cane used at least a couple of times a week with the admonition that when my name was entered into the book I will find it most difficult later in life to find a job. Well,I bacame a teacher. In the process I wrote a masters thesis on adult learners and their negative memories of school. My interest was to know if any adult with a less than happy
  8. Cruelty and History: Relevance or Exaggeration The reality of barbaric cruelty in modern history is so often downplayed by the politcal personalities who were in some way instrumental in supporting violence. At the same time to reference leading supporters of violence in western politics is to be denounced as an extremist. Name calling being a common tactic to divert attention from a nasty social reality. Briefly my background in humanitarian aid has been in war zones in five or six locations from Bafria in 1969 to Bosnia in 1995. Let me take up the many comments that seemed like folk storie
  9. Hi! I live in Victoria, British Columbia and have been in Canada since 1965 having defected from the UK, London. My early training in adult education was from community development and co-operative development. I have worked in the Canadan arctic with a co-op organization and in Africa with humanitarian organisations. In a couple of countries I used co-op volunteers from the underground co-operative system that was practically destroyed by war to move food and research medical needs of families unable to fend for themselves. A teaching contract in oil fields in Sumatra using my teachnical t
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