Monthly Archives: June 2014

Let’s discuss! How groupishness and labels are hurting conversations

I’m reading an excellent edited volume on the aftermath of the political turmoil of Bangkok 2010 published in 2012 called “Bangkok May 2010: Perspectives on a Divided Thailand.” There are chapters from Thai and foreign scholars including the familiar names … Continue reading

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Education Systems Reflect and Support Government Systems

I’ve spent the last five days with a group of middle-aged Burmese development workers who will be administering Payap University certificate courses in Myanmar and on the Thai-Myanmar border. While teaching a session on Adult Learning on the first day, … Continue reading

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A timely message to my students and myself

Considering recent developments in America, Thailand, and all around the world, I feel compelled to write to my students and myself this incomplete collection of take-it-or-leave-it life lessons: Listen to one another. Recognize our intuitive attachment to our own ideas/beliefs/cultural … Continue reading

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