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The Conversation: Weaving is helping strengthen ancestral knowledge among women and children in Ingapirca, Ecuador

The Conversation: Weaving is helping strengthen ancestral knowledge among women and children in Ingapirca, Ecuador

In the remote Andean community of El Cisne in Ingapirca, Ecuador, one of the first things you’ll notice is children’s laughter. In a courtyard, women gather with their children to trace ancestral knowledge and memories — and they do this using wool.

The Conversation: We need to pay attention to the experiences of children in Ukraine during the Russian invasion

The Conversation: We need to pay attention to the experiences of children in Ukraine during the Russian invasion

All war is always war on children. As a vulnerable population, children’s lives are at the mercy of the adult community. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has threatened children’s lives and severed them from their everyday lives. Overnight, their lives have become unimaginable.

The Conversation - ‘Vertical school’ in a Toronto condo raises questions about public-private education partnerships

The Conversation - ‘Vertical school’ in a Toronto condo raises questions about public-private education partnerships

Ontario’s government announced in January that it was partnering with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Menkes Development to build the province’s first public school in a condominium at Toronto’s downtown waterfront. Such schools in mid-rise or high-rise buildings in den

The Conversation Canada - Masks and other pandemic measures are necessary at school, but can make it harder to hear in classrooms

The Conversation Canada - Masks and other pandemic measures are necessary at school, but can make it harder to hear in classrooms

Masks, social distancing and increased ventilation are all necessary pandemic measures in classrooms, but they can make for a difficult listening and hearing environment for students and teachers. While this is true for students with hearing loss, the capacity for COVID-19 measures to affect all students’ ability to hear clearly should also be considered.