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NEW VENUE - WHEN SCHOOLING KILLS: FACTORY SCHOOLS AND THE MISSION AGAINST DIVERSITY - NEW VENUE

Tuesday 15 October: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Chadwick Room, Selwyn College Grange Road , CB3 9DQ

Researchers from Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples, uncover the hidden costs of a universal policy of compulsory, mainstream schooling. Two million tribal children worldwide are in ‘Factory Schools’ where they are “reprogrammed” to fit the dominant society and are taught – directly or indirectly – to be ashamed of their way of life and their connection to the land. Children learn that the only desirable future is one outside of their tribe, and are taught to covet “mainstream” jobs, western goods and individual wealth. For many, this process of forced assimilation is extremely traumatic and abusive and rates of suicide are alarmingly high in communities with Factory Schools.

In some cases, Factory Schools are backed by missionising organisations, who seize on the classroom as a place to divorce children from their indigenous religion. In other cases, mining companies are working with state agencies to draw tribal children, and therefore their communities, under state control. Tribal children are to be turned into tax-paying “citizens” and their connection with the land severed, making it easier for future generations to be convinced to give up their land and resources for extractive industries.

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