My background

 

    * BA (Psychology) ’57, U Saskatchewan, Canada

    * Teaching Certificate, ’71, Ottawa Teachers College

    * ‘71-’72 — 6 month attendance at CIDOC (Intercultural Documentation Center) Mexico discussing dysfunctional and iatrogenic systems such as the education and health systems. At Ivan Illich’s center we met international attendees as John Holt, Susan Sontag…

PRESENTATIONS/PARTICIPATION INCLUDE :

    * Parent Advisory Councils (Principal’s course, UBC ’86)
    * Home Education: Third Option (Education Administrators, ’86)
    * Education Policy for Future (Conservatives, Libertarians, ’85)
    * Family Involvement in Education: Obstacles/Promise (Regina, ’84)
    * Home Education: Lab of the Future (numerous locations)
    * New Approaches to School Governance (a feature speaker, CEA, Halifax, ’83)
    * Parents Essential in Day Care (Winnipeg, ’82)
    * Put the Public Back in Education (keynote, Salt Lake City, ’82)
    * Multicultural Materials Development (NSBA, Washington DC, ’79)
    * Rethinking Education Reform (Seattle, ’85)
    * Education Policy & the Law: Values in Conflict (Pullman, WA ’84)
    * Citizen Participation for School Improvement (St.Louis, MI ’82)
    * National Conference on Parent Involvement (San Anselmo, CA ‘76)

ACHIEVMENTS

    * Volunteer of the Year Award (Vancouver Junior League, ’85)
    * Organized 5 Home Learning Fairs (BC, ’83-’87)
    * Organized Gifted Children’s Assoc (parent advocacy group)
    * Education Voucher Campaign (’80’s)
    * Founding member, BC Civil Liberties Association

PUBLICATIONS

    * Education Advisory #1 – 10, Oct/75 – Oct/81
    * Education Advisory for Parents #1 – 4, Sept/84 – Oct/86

    * Arts in the Schools: What Parents Can Do, Tunya Audain, ERIBC, Aug/77

    * Home Education: the third option, April/87, Canadian School Executive