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November 10, 2009. Librarian.net with Jessamyn West. Education in Argentina.

In education on October 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm
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On the first part of today’s show, we’ll have a live interview with Jessamyn West. West is a librarian consultant in rural Vermont.  Her blog, librarian.net, tackles questions about open source and Google, web 2.0, banned books, the law, accessibility, privacy, and more.  We’ll talk with West about the evolving relevance of the librarian in an age of media explosion.  This is Part 3 in our Bloggers and Education series.

On the second half of the show, we’ll listen to an interview with Maria Azkue.  Azkue worked as a lawyer in juvenile crime in Argentina, and now is studying for a Masters in international relations at Brooklyn College.  She shares with us her perspectives on education in Argentina, and gives us a window into her own educational story.  This is part of our World Views Series.

We also talked with Azkue and her husband, Andrew Buckland, about Buckland’s documentary on the Witchi, a native people in Argentina.  You can hear that interview on our Dec. 1 show.

Libraries in 2009:  accessibility, open source, Google books, and more… and an Argentinian laywer’s perspectives on education… coming up.
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Music for today’s show by Paul Brill, Johanna Chase and Evil Art Form.

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The World Views and American Views Series
Our World Views series features interviews with individuals who have been educated primarily abroad.  Most participants in the World Views Series have now moved to the U.S., where they are teaching, studying, working, or parenting.  They share with us their reflections on the widely varying experiences and schools they have encountered.  In our American Views Series, we dive into the experiences of individuals educated primarily in the United States.

Each unique educational biography is meant to provide a prism into the many meanings of education and how it shapes us as individuals.  These conversations are not meant to be sources of authoritative information on educational systems or statistics.

We invite you to respond to the interviews you hear by writing to us at bcthinktank@gmail.com.  If you or someone you know would be a good interviewee for either the American or World Views series, please contact us.

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