My School, Our World


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Working with the Environment A Spot of 'Green' in a Desert Protecting the Amazon High Winds Bring High Hopes New Ideas for Old Resources Out of the Rubble Every Day Is Earth Day From Trash to Textbooks A Chance for Change The Promise of School Small School, Big Changes Out of Sight, Out of Mind ABC Is for Everyone Off the Streets, Into School Building Hope in a Refugee Camp A School on the Move The Portable Schools Project Going to School Half a World Away Taking It to the Streets Schools That Go to Kids A Sense of Independence A Step Up with Platform Schools The 'Unschool' in a Tree House Map: Around the World Resources Credits and Acknowledgments Index

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A truly unique book that explores how children around the world are finding ways of getting an education, despite the most unusual or challenging circumstances.

About the Author

Susan Hughes is a writer and editor, and has been writing both fiction and non-fiction children's books for over twenty years. Her book Coming to Canada was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Norma Fleck Award for Non-fiction, as well as the Red Cedar Book Award. She lives in Toronto.


This is a fascinating insight into a multitude of different schools. - Parents In TouchUplifting and informative, ideal material for creative curriculum projects, with some leisure appeal too. A very valuable book. - Peters GazetteAm extremely interesting book. A clearly written, but fascinating introduction to comparative education, that illustrates why education is, as the UN say, a basic human right. - English 4-11

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