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GSN MONDAY MAILER FEBRUARY 22 2016

Posted by on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

GSN needs your dues!  We have only received dues payments from 36 GSN members in 2016, MUCH less than half of our annual dues income.  Please make your donation today.  We have more than 400 folks on the list, and we get new addresses every day. ALL DUES GO TO PROGRAMMING (conferences and meetings), to support the MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, and our WEBSITE.  No member or office is getting paid or receiving anything for this effort. We have administration costs that the folks at Heifer Int'l would be jealous of. Your dues give you access to the GSN Directory and are required to register for the GSN Conference.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. CIRMA IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER
2. SURvEY OPPORTUNITY FOR BILINGUAL K'ICHE SPANISH SPEAKERS
3. TWO GREAT LOOKING NEW ARTICLES ON EDUCATION FROM GSN'ER MICHELLE BELLINO
4. WORKS BY RICARDO FALLA AVAILABLE FROM GSN'ER LYNTON BRYKES
5. ONE SMALL PART OF THE LEGACY OF MARILYN MOORS FROM THE MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
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1. CIRMA IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

DOORS ARE OPEN, LOTS OF GREAT STUFF HAPPENING. SEE THE BOLETIN BELOW

http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=29c7c832c0662dd01e6a17d71&id=150f308921&e=8812d55033
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2. SURvEY OPPORTUNITY FOR BILINGUAL K'ICHE SPANISH SPEAKERS

see Pdf above from GSN'ER Laura Heidbrink
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3. TWO GREAT LOOKING NEW ARTICLES ON EDUCATION FROM GSN'ER MICHELLE BELLINO

I am sharing below two articles that I've recently published about citizenship education in Guatemala. I've included citations and abstracts below– no need to include full abstracts but just in case more info is helpful.

Bellino, M.J. (2016). So that we do not fall again: History education and citizenship in “postwar” Guatemala.Comparative Education Review, 60(1), 58-79.

This vertical case study applies a transitional justice approach to analyzing curricular reform, as intended, enacted, and experienced in the aftermath of Guatemala’s civil war. Drawing on ethnographic data, I juxtapose the teaching and learning of historical injustice in one urban and one rural classroom, examining how particular depictions of war are positioned as civic narratives for different identity groups, while set against the backdrop of particular ways of understanding the “postwar” period. This study illustrates how young people construct the role and relevance of a history of violence and authoritarianism in relation to their civic identity in a postauthoritarian democracy. It also illuminates how the educational sector addressed legacies of war and how these legacies have been reproduced and challenged through an unequal education system.

Bellino, M.J. (2015). The risks we are willing to take: Youth civic development in “postwar” Guatemala.Harvard Educational Review, 85(4), 537-561.

In this article, Michelle J. Bellino explores contrasting approaches to civic education in two rural schools serving indigenous Maya youth in post–civil war Guatemala. Through comparative ethnography, she examines how youth civic pathways intersect with legacies of authoritarianism while young people shape their identity as members of historically oppressed groups. She suggests that student decisions about how and when to participate in civic issues function as a risk calculus, taking into consideration the costs and benefits of both participation and nonparticipation as well as the civic obligation to abstain or join communities in struggle. Although serving similarly impoverished communities hard-hit by state actors during the war and now struggling with issues of indigenous autonomy, both schools position daily experiences with injustice as an entry point for constructing youth citizenship. Beyond this shared experience of historical injustice and its ongoing effects, educators envision young peoples’ roles according to different risk structures. In this way, youth construct civic pathways while traversing between the potential for risk and reward, in part informed by their experiences in school.

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4. WORKS BY RICARDO FALLA AVAILABLE FROM GSN'ER LYNTON BRYKES

Ixcán: El campesino indígena se levanta, Guatemala 1966-1982 by Ricardo Falla, sj
 
As many on this list know, Ricardo Falla is working with AVANCSO, the URL and the U.San Carlos to publish all of his formerly unpublished works (see http://avancso.org.gt/ricardo-falla-sj/coleccion-al-atardecer-de-la-vida/).  Although copies can be ordered directly from Sophos or FyG in Guatemala I agreed to bring back 20 copies from Guatemala to explore with/for Ricardo other possible ways to distribute the text (and other volumes) to increase accessibility beyond Guatemala.  The latter has not proved easy and if anyone has ideas about distribution (beyond AMAZON or eBAY sales) I would welcome them.
 
Meanwhile I have 15 copies of volume 3, Ixcán: El campesino indígena se levanta, Guatemala 1966-1982 for sale. If you would like to buy a copy please send me a check for $35, (Brinton Lykes 10 John A Andrew St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130) and your mailing address and I’ll send you a copy bookrate.  All proceeds, excluding postage, go back to Ricardo to cover his and the editors costs for the process.
 
Ixcán: El campesino indígena se levanta, Guatemala 1966-1982 by Ricardo Falla, sj

Como muchos de ustedes saben, Ricardo Falla trabaja con AVANCSO, la URL y la U. San Carlos para poder publicar todas sus obras y trabajos aun no publicados (vean http://avancso.org.gt/ricardo-falla-sj/coleccion-al-atardecer-de-la-vida/). Aunque copias de dichas obras pueden ordenarse directamente de Sophos o FyG en Guatemala, me comprometí a traer conmigo 20 copias desde Guatemala para explorar otras posibilidades para distribuir el texto (y otros volúmenes) y de esta forma incrementar el acceso a estos fuera de Guatemala. Ciertamente, esta tarea no ha sido fácil y los invito a todos ustedes a compartir cualquier idea o estrategia para lograr la distribución y el acceso a las obras de Ricardo (aparte de ventas por AMAZON y eBay), cualquier sugerencia esta bienvenida.
 
Mientras tanto, tengo 15 copias del volumen numero 3, Ixcán: El campesino indígena se levanta, Guatemala 1966-1982, a la venta. Si alguno de ustedes esta interesado en comprar una copia, pueden enviarme un cheque por el valor de $35USD junto con su dirección de envio a: Brinton Lykes 10 John A Andrew St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Tras recibir el pago y sus datos, yo les hare llegar la copia por correo a través de el servicio postal del USPS conocido como “Media Mail o BookRate.”  Todas las ganancias, excluyendo los gastos de envío, van directamente a beneficio de Ricardo, quien los necesita para cubrir costos personales y de sus editores para dicho proceso. brinton.lykes@bc.edu
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5. ONE SMALL PART OF THE LEGACY OF MARILYN MOORS FROM THE MAYA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Remembering former MEF President Marilyn Moors:
Weekend-Plan university students in Guatemala
 
After the passing of our beloved former
President Marilyn Moors, it is with joy that we
remember how, in large part due to her
urging and with the help of the Guatemala
Scholars Network in 2012, MEF scholarship
partner in Mixco, FEPMaya, agreed to also accept
Maya students who, for economic and family
reasons, could only study on weekends, and not
full-time.
 
Marilyn was so pleased to see the first weekend-plan
students at FEPMaya. Here is a photo of these students: (SEE STTACHED ABOVE)

Elisabeth Nicholson
Maya Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1483
Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
ph: 508-349-1330 fax: 508-349-0252
e-mail: mayaedufound@aol.com
www.mayaedufound.org
skype: mefskypes
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