Journal

In our first issue of Breaking Out, we signalled the general purpose of this publication: subverting the idea of education as a market value and exploring how education can contribute to empowering​ those who this market system has disenfranchised. In this issue we hope to continue this conversation.Read more


The term “Renaissance Man” is used to describe a person with wide ranging skills, combining arts and sciences. But why is it that Renaissance artists, equipped with little more than sail cloth, quarried dirt, and cooking oils are revered as some of the greatest thinkers in history? Is it possible for contemporary students to become scientists, technologists, engineers and...Read more


I started reading Paulo Freire as an undergraduate student in Spain in the early nineties. At the time, a combination of Silvio Rodriguez and Rage Against the Machine filled the airwaves and our hearts. We, students of mathematics and physics for the most part, read Freire on Friday...Read more


Early career teachers are struggling and too often the system is failing them and their students. Whilst this article may not be the most uplifting one, it is a conversation we all need to have. To say the last two years as a teacher have had its ups and downs is an understatement. The ups in this rollercoaster ride were the actual teaching and the downs a result of the...Read more


This spoken word piece was prepared and performed as part of coursework for a Master of Teaching (Secondary) class in 2016. It reflects Ebony’s investigation into the emphasis on dialogue and consciousness-raising in the work of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, and the implications for both her as a teacher and for her students as learners.Read more


FRETILIN’s literacy campaign influenced the mobilisation of nation-wide action towards decolonisation and liberation, initially from the Portuguese, and then the ongoing resistance to the brutal Indonesian occupation (1975-1999).Read more


At the start of each year, getting essential school items becomes a national sport for parents and students. However, the ability to afford these essential items is decreasing, most obviously for low income families who suffered the greatest loss when the Schoolkids Bonus was phased out in July 2016. This loss of affordability throughout the community needs to be a continuing concern to...Read more


An anonymous parent presents a tale of frustration, disempowerment and anger describing their attempts to engage in the struggle for locally-accessible public schooling for all kids and their families.Read more


Voluntourism has been a hot topic in the development sector for the last years. After a boom in people trying out “hands-on” experiences in “third world” countries, it seems that it is the sexiest option for young people to improve their student experience and achieve “world citizen” credentials. In this submission, more than...Read more


Professor Saltman from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth explores the context that has led many people to be significantly concerned by President Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy Devos as the United States Secretary of Education.Read more