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Issue 505 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

September 2017

Bad education

Do you ever get that ‘I wish I’d been a teacher’ moment?


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A word with Tunisian musician Emel Mathlouthi

Tunisian singer Emel talks to Graeme Green about hope, helplessness and the Arab Spring.

Reviewing our favourite films of the month

Quest, and In between (Bar Bahar): our monthly review of our favourite films of the month.

Our favourite music from the world: September

Top picks for album of the month, reviewed by New Internationalist.

Reviewing our favourite books of the month

Democracy in Chains, Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic, and more: our favourite books of the month.
Edtech: will Google take over the classroom?

Will Google take over the classroom?

Tamasin Cave reports on the edtech players pushing for radical changes in schools.

The West and Asian education: a fatal attraction

Why the West must stop copying China’s flawed education system, by Yong Zhao.

VIDEO: ‘This is cultural genocide’

Colombia’s Indigenous communities fight for cultural survival. Hazel Healy reports.

Problems with England’s academies won’t stop

Warwick Mansell offers a guide to a dangerous and little-understood school reforms

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