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Independence Educational Publishers (UK) publish Issues ‘a unique series of cross-curricular resource books for 14- to 18-year-olds. The series explores contemporary social issues, stimulating debate and critical thinking among readers of all levels.‘ As well as other illustrations each book has a number of cartoons specially drawn by cartoonists Angelo Madrid, Don Hatcher and myself. The latest books in the series are Euthanasia, Population Change, The Gender Equality Debate, Crime in the UK, Discussing Abortion and Tourism Today … this last book a little ironic considering the present state of things. A few of my cartoons…

 

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…from Discussing Abortion

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…from The Gender Equality Debate

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…from Euthanasia

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…from Tourism Today

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…from Crime in the UK

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Illustration for a new article posted on the  CULTURICO  blog, Critical thinking in education, ‘…with an increasing volume of communication present in everyday life there is a greater need to critically examine this overwhelming amount of information.’

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NAPLAN (the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) are tests of basic skills administered to Australian students. NAPLAN data is used to rank each school’s performance against all other schools.  This cartoon illustrates ‘The rating Game’ in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australia Branch). Author Lara Golding argues that NAPLAN is ‘fatally flawed’.

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Craig Greer writes in the latest South Australian Teachers Journal about the lack of special needs funding. ‘It’s an issue that is becoming more critical by the day and, if not addressed with the rollout of needs based funding as recommended by the Gonski Review, has the capacity to severely impact on outcomes in public schools for years to come.’

A whiteboard style animation for the Class Teaching website explaining the value of their eJournal for teachers and school leaders.

The City of Melbourne is developing an International Students Strategy  to  ‘continue to develop the programs and initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of International Students… and acknowledge and promote the substantial contribution International Students make to Melbourne’s diverse social and cultural fabric…’

Here are two of the cartoons illustrating their fact sheet and discussion questions.