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JULY 2012: A review of Project Look Sharp’s Media Construction of Peace and Media Construction of Social Justice has been published in the July 2012 issue of "Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research," a joint publication of the Peace History Society and the Peace and Justice Studies Association. The review was authored by Richard Johnson, professor emeritus of peace studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Ft. Wayne, editor of Gandhi's Experiments with Truth and one of the original consultants on these kits.
Professor Johnson writes “Behind this approach is a belief in the students’ capacity to think on their own and a trust in them as citizens who will carry on exactly as they need to move forward in life.”

MARCH 2012:Following up on Chris Sperry’s very successful four-day training with 25 key educators and administrators in Bhutan in early February, Project Look Sharp’s Executive Director Cyndy Scheibe was asked to come to Bhutan to give a two-day presentation for 280 teacher education students who are in their final year of training before taking their positions as teachers across the country. She arrived in Paro, Bhutan, on March 4 and traveled to Samtse in southern Bhutan (on the India border) where one of the country’s two teacher education colleges is located. She met with teacher education faculty members throughout her stay, and presented to students on March 7 and 8. Read more at our Bhutan Blog.

JANUARY 2012: Project Look Sharp’s Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, Chris Sperry, has been asked by the government of Bhutan to train educators in media and information literacy. Chris will be traveling to the remote Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas at the end of January where he will work with officials from the Ministry of Information and Media and Bhutanese educators. Bhutan is the last nation in the world to introduce television (1999) and is attempting to enter into modernity in a conscious and thoughtful way that is consistent with its cultural values. Bhutan’s popular monarch, Jigme Wangchuck, abdicated in 2008 and the nation is moving forward in developing civic and democratic institutions. Bhutan is known for both its commitment to the conservation (40% of the territory is national parks) and for developing approaches to modernity that reflect its Buddhist culture. Rather than relying on traditional economic indicators of progress, Bhutan has developed a new quality of life indicator, GNH - Gross National Happiness.

The archive of Chris's trip blog is located here.You can even comment with your facebook account!

Our Newest Publications

JUNE 2012: A new High School/College kit Media Constructions of Sustainability: Fingerlakes is now published! Download these materials for free from our website, or order a hardcopy of the kit with full quality media materials by calling 607-274-1147.

MARCH 2012: A new elementary kit Introducing Africa is now published! Download these materials for free from our website, or order a hardcopy of the kit with full quality media materials by visiting our bookstore.

MARCH 2012: A new elementary kit Causes of the American Revolution is now published! Download these materials for free from our website, or order a hardcopy of the kit with full quality media materials by visiting our bookstore. .

JANUARY 2012: A new High School/College kit Media Constructions of Sustainability: Food, Water and Agriculture is now published! Download these materials for free from our website, or order a hardcopy of the kit with full quality media materials by visiting our bookstore.

DECEMBER 2011: A Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy by Cyndy Scheibe and Faith Rogow is now published! Get your copy from the Corwin website, or from other websites that may have competitive pricing.

JANUARY 2011: A new High School/College kit Media Construction of Social Justice curriculum kit is now published!. Download these materials for free from our website, or order a hardcopy of the kit with full quality media materials by by visiting our bookstore.

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