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The Learning environment and Disapora challenges – By Lear Matthews

BACK TO SCHOOL: THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND DIASPORA CHALLENGES

Lear Matthews

As our children and grandchildren return to school or begin their formal educational journey, we look forward to another year of significant learning, positive socialization and skills acquisition in preparation for a career and other desirable outcomes. The memories and educational values inculcated in the “good ol’ days” keep us grounded, but the need to adapt to contemporary institutions with constantly changing technology and curricula is inevitable. This new experience varies from anticipated success to frustration in negotiating the system.

One social commentator warns that in the midst of social transition, “education is not a desired goal for many segments of the population, easy money is”. Such an assertion is extremely worrisome. This article highlights the intersecting of learning environment and Diaspora challenges, expressing thoughts based on research findings and observations on the topic, and proposes possible solutions. Continue reading

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