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We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I was watching a rerun of The Hour and saw this interview with Ralph Nader.
He was talking about his book, Seventeen Traditions, which he describes as "a love story for my mother and father".

part 1:

part 2:

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The website is in large part an ad for the book, but I was thinking that it might be interesting to read some of the traditions with students, write some of our own and submit them or make our own space for our traditions. I am thinking that participating in seventeen traditions might be a way to honour our own wisdom, insight and knowledge and that of our parents, grandparents and great~grandparents ~ the knowledge that is passed orally and treasured within families and communities but not often considered by policymakers and 'decision-makers'.

What do you think? If you have a chance to try this out, let us know how it went. If you would like to use this space or space on the Literacies website to present your collection, contact us.

1 comment:

Nancy Friday said...

I will be reading the book for sure! I didn't know of it until now and so appreciate a lot the reference to it.

There's a sacredness about traditions that I like.

I think I'll make "traditions" my thought word for the day.


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