Hidden Figures

The film Hidden Figures reveals the untold true story of a team of African-American women mathematicians, or “human computers” who helped the success of the Apollo Moon landings program in the 1960s. This is about three African-American women working in segregated NASA in 1961, 62 and 63.   After I have watched the trailer I have decided […]

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The global challenges of gender inequality

“Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender It arises from differences in socially constructed gender roles.”  Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development. Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative […]

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Study Abroad

One of the competency goals for todays lesson is t locate, elaborate on and discuss international educational options and employment option. In class today we wrote a CV. You can read it here: cv. Then we were told to look up places to study abroad. We had to pick one volunteer program and one school program in […]

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Varieties of English

There are many varies of English in the world. The two best known are British and American English, but there are also African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean varieties. English as a widely used language has through its contact with other languages developed regional distinctiveness in many countries. In this blogpost I am going to give tree examples of […]

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Gran Torino

Today in class we watched the movie “Gran Torino”. Gran Torino is directed by Clint Eastwood who also has the lead role in the movie. It raises a number of issues, including ethnic relations, immigration, economic changes in America, life in urban America, individual violence and conflict resolution.                 […]

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