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The Policy Environment for Development Education
Autumn 2020

Guest Editorial: The Policy Environment for Global Education, Development Education and Awareness Raising: Reasons to be Cheerful While the Future is Unwritten

Liam Wegimont

I cite here in passing two singers from the late 1970s.  Ian Dury of The Blockheads sang of Britain at a time when things were looking very grim socially and politically; nevertheless, he still sang of ‘reasons to be cheerful’.  Meanwhile, the music, politics and philosophy of Joe Strummer of The Clash, were depicted powerfully in Julian Temple’s 2007 film ‘The Future is Unwritten’.  The open-ended nature of possibility is suggested, where working together across cultures and recognising the joys of diversity - while singing - might just help us to enable justice

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